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Sundance 2011: MARGIN CALL Purchased In Joint Venture By Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions

Today it was announced by Steve Beeks of Lionsgate and Howard Cohen of Roadside Attractions that they have teamed to acquire and release J.C. Chandor's thriller, Margin Call for a 2011 release.

The deal came together after an all night negotiation between Cassian Elwes and Rena Ronson of UTA on behalf of Margin Call producers. The film will have it's world premiere on Tuesday night at the Eccles Theater, and a 2011 theatrical release is planned.

The film boasts an amazing cast that includes Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, and Stanley Tucci. Chandor wrote and directed the film which was produced by Michael Benaroya and Barnum of Benaroya Pictures. Quinto, Dodson, and Corey Moosa of Before the Door Pictures and Joe Jenckes. Elwes, Laura Rister, Randy Manis, and Joshua Blum serve as executive producers. 

Here's the official synopsis from Sundance:

Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When entry-level analyst Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto) unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster. Expanding the parameters of genre, Margin Call is a riveting examination of the human components of a subject too often relegated to partisan issues of black and white.

Click here to see the poster for the movie and stay tuned to GeekTyrant for more coverage of Sundance 2011. Check out our review of Margin Call HERE.

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