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“Margin Call” gets a sleek, star-studded trailer


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: “Margin Call,” a new thriller from director J.C. Chandor, has traces of John Grisham’s DNA yet benefits from a ripped-from-the-headlines narrative that trades in recession talk, debt ceilings, credit scandals and more.

The film earned solid reviews at Sundance earlier this year, with kudos being dished out to cast members Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Zachary Quinto (in the Charlie Sheen of “Wall Street” role), Jeremy Irons and Stanley Tucci. As the film gears up for an Oct. 21 release date, we have our first official look at a sleek new trailer. It’s posted below:

The use of the digital clock to heighten tension is borrowed directly from “24,” and the urgent dialogue (which Spacey nails, as usual) is a relative of an Aaron Sorkin script. I’m anxious to see if Chandor and his cast can sustain that level of suspense.

The film opens on Oct. 21, an this trailer does an excellent job at establishing “Margin Call” as a can’t miss based solely on the throwback tone to paranoid thrillers of the 1970s, and that cast. Looking forward to it.

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