Arbitrage-UK-Quad-PosterNicholas Jarecki makes his feature directorial debut with Arbitrage, the thriller that earned Richard Gere a Golden Globe nomination for his leading performance.

The film debuted at Sundance last year to positive early reviews, and was released in the States last year. Ahead of its UK release next month, we got an exclusive look at the UK quad poster earlier in the week. And now the new UK trailer has been released, giving us a good look at what to expect here. Damen was impressed by the film when he saw it last year – you can read our review here – and it looks to be a promising thriller landing in just a few weeks’ time.

“When we first meet New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Gere), he appears the very portrait of success in American business and family life. However, behind the gilded walls of his mansion, Miller is in over his head, desperately trying to conceal an affair with French art-dealer Julie Cote (Casta) whilst racing to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before his fraudulent dealings are revealed.

When a tragic accident complicates things further, attracting the unwanted attention of tenacious NYPD detective Michael Bryer (Roth), Miller finds himself battling not just for his reputation but also his life.  As the net tightens around him, Miller realises that the suspicions of not just the police but also his loyal wife (Sarandon) and heir-apparent (Marling) have been aroused.

With time running out, can Miller find a way out without destroying his own life and those around him?”

Starring alongside Gere is a brilliant cast, headed up by Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, and Brit Marling. Marling has very much been deservedly on the rise in recent years, with fantastic Sundance debuts. And I’m looking forward to seeing her in Arbitrage alongside such well-established fellow cast members like these.

Jarecki is directing from his own script, marking his second feature film as a writer, following his debut in 2008 with The Informers.

Arbitrage will be released in the UK on 1st March, and if you’ve been out in recent days, you may well have already seen the aforementioned UK poster starting to appear in train stations. Here’s the new trailer to get you hooked.

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