Here's the first trailer for the new Richard Gere thriller Arbitrage, and unfortunately this is one of those trailers that gives the whole damn movie away. The one thing it doesn't give you is if the main character gets away with his crimes or not.
I saw this film up at Sundance earlier this year, and I thought it was a solidly well made movie. It was developed by first time feature film director Nicholas Jarecki, and it also stars Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth.
Here's what I had to say about the movie in my review, "I thought this was solidly good film, but at the same time I found it frustrating. The story deals with some major moral issues, I won't mention anything else other than the financial crimes, because I don't want to spoil things for you in case you end up seeing it. Robert does everything he can in his power to get away with what he's done, and it bothered the hell out of me that because he is rich and powerful he doesn't feel that he has to take any responsibly. The best way I can describe it is as a scandalous anti-morality tale."
Here's the Synopsis:
ARBITRAGE, the feature-directing debut of writer Nicholas Jarecki, is a taut and alluring suspense thriller about love, loyalty, and high finance. When we first meet New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) on the eve of his 60th birthday, he appears the very portrait of success in American business and family life. But behind the gilded walls of his mansion, Miller is in over his head, desperately trying to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before the depths of his fraud are revealed. Struggling to conceal his duplicity from loyal wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon) and brilliant daughter and heir-apparent Brooke (Brit Marling), Miller's also balancing an affair with French art-dealer Julie Cote (Laetetia Casta). Just as he's about to unload his troubled empire, an unexpected bloody error forces him to juggle family, business, and crime with the aid of Jimmy Grant (Nate Parker), a face from Miller's past. One wrong turn ignites the suspicions of NYPD Detective Michael Bryer (Tim Roth), who will stop at nothing in his pursuits. Running on borrowed time, Miller is forced to confront the limits of even his own moral duplicity. Will he make it out before the bubble bursts?
The movie hits theaters on September 14th, but you can wait for the rental. Watch the trailer and you've basically seen the movie anyway.