Deadline is out at this years Cannes Film Festival and have just come up with a new casting exclusive. One of the latest reports from the festival has to do with long time thespian Kevin Spacey and recent Spock-sensation, Zachary Quinto with a new first time director. Apparently Spacey is almost done with his theater run in London and Quinto’s Spielberg production that was in the works just fell through as the director decided to take on The War Horse instead, so the two will be teaming up for a film about the recession entitled, Margin Call.
According to Finke, the two actors have “committed to star in Margin Call, a corporate thriller that marks the feature directing debut of J.C. Chandor, who wrote the script.”
Quinto will also be doing a lot more than just flashy his pretty eyebrows on screen, he and his Before The Door partners Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa are also planning to produce the project with Joe Jenckes.
A bit more on Margin Call:
The film tracks eight people at a prominent investment bank in a tumultuous 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis. The characters struggle to position themselves ahead of the coming storm. Myriad Pictures will rep the film at Cannes, while Qunito’s reps at Untitled Entertainment and UTA will broker a domestic deal. The film will shoot in Manhattan this summer.
Hopefully Cannes can help get the project going! Certainly sounds like a promising cast, relevant story, and it’s always fun to see them take a risk on a new director.
What do you think about Margin Call? Do you want to see it get made?