class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-99003″ title=”Zachary Quinto Margin Call” src=”×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”150″ />I confess that Margin Call isn’t a film I’d heard of before today, but Yahoo Movies have released the first trailer for it and it looks excellent, instantly becoming one of my most anticipated movies for the end of this year.

The film is a thriller set over a 24-hour period at the very first stages of the recent financial crisis, looking at the top people in a Wall Street investment bank and how they react to it.

That premise in itself sounds pretty interesting, and the trailer is full of promise. Margin Call is writer and director J.C. Chandor’s feature debut, one with a stellar cast.

Margin Call stars Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, and Stanley Tucci, with Quinto also producing the film. And with it being set in an investment bank, the entire cast is looking pretty smart in the trailer, suited and booted, which is always a good look.

Irons and Baker look set to play the top executives, keeping the company’s best interests at heart, with Spacey, Quinto, and likely Bettany, trying to be the voices of conscience. In the run-up to this generation’s biggest global financial crisis, Margin Call really does look like it has an intriguing story to tell.

The film is set to be released in the States on 21st October, and whilst there’s no release date scheduled over here, I really hope that we’ll get to see it in theatres by the end of the year too. This trailer has made an instant convert out of me, and Margin Call could well rank high up on my list of favourite directorial debuts if it lives up to this brilliant first trailer. Without further ado, here it is.

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