Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon, and Eva Green have signed on to star in the financial thriller Arbitrage, written and directed by Nicholas Jarecki (The Informers). Here’s the outline courtesy of Variety:
“Arbitrage stars Pacino as a hedge fund magnate who is in over his head and desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before his fraud is revealed. But an unexpected, bloody error forces him to turn to the most unlikely corner for help.”
“Bloody” in the British expletive sense (i.e. bloody hell!)? Or in the spilling of bodily fluid (i.e. bloody knife)? Either’s fine by me: I’m in it for the economic theory.
Pacino will next be seen in the police thriller Son of No One and (for some reason) the Adam Sandler comedy Jack & Jill, with a starring turn in David Mamet’s Phil Spector biopic on the horizon at HBO. Sarandon has lined up a role in the Duplass brothers’ stoner comedy Jeff Who Lives at Home. Green, meanwhile, is filming the first season of the Starz period epic Camelot.