Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled the first trailer for the Wall Street thriller Equity. The film stars Breaking Bad standout Anna Gunn as a senior investment banker who, after being passed over for a promotion, sets out to make a start-up public and secure her place at her firm’s top level. Things begin to go awry as deception and greed take hold, setting into motion a series of events that could see the end of her career.
I caught the film at the Sundance Film Festival this past January and it’s a handsomely crafted and compelling entry to the “Wall Street thriller” genre. Gunn is, unsurprisingly, terrific in the lead role, but what makes Equity unique is that it brings a female perspective to what’s traditionally a male-dominated genre. The project was written, directed, and produced by women, making it a refreshing change of pace and inherently different kind of Wall Street movie.
Check out the trailer for Equity below. Directed by Meera Menon, the film also stars James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas, and Alysia Reiner. Equity opens in theaters on July 29th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Equity:
When Senior investment banker Naomi Bishop (Anna Gunn) is passed over for a promotion at her firm, she fights for the opportunity to take a start-up public, hoping this promising IPO will secure her a place at the firm’s highest level. But when an employee at the start-up raises questions about a possible crack in the company’s walls, Naomi must decide whether to investigate rumors that may compromise the deal, or push forward with the confidence her superiors expect.
Soon Naomi finds herself tangled in a web of deception and office politics and begins to question if there is anyone she can trust. As the IPO draws closer, Naomi sees that the choices she has made for her career have left her very much alone. Forced to reexamine the rules of the cutthroat world she has always loved she finds herself in a fight for her very survival.