With his brothers already well-experienced in the feature film field, Nicholas Jarecki debuted his first film at Sundance this year to a strong response. Arbitrage gives Richard Gere a much-deserved lead role as a New York financial type that gets caught up in a bad situation. In our review from Sundance, we said Jarecki “takes his time with the story, letting the tension of each building conflict rise as they all meld into the same, big problem. It’s the kind of adult entertainment that was once common studio fare. Strange that something once so familiar now feels so fresh.” Also starring Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Laetitia Casta and Nate Parker, one can see the first trailer, which certainly packs some strong dramatic elements, and new poster below via Apple.
ARBITRAGE, the feature-directing debut of writer Nicholas Jarecki, is a taut and alluring suspense thriller about love, loyalty, and high finance. When we first meet New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) on the eve of his 60th birthday, he appears the very portrait of success in American business and family life. But behind the gilded walls of his mansion, Miller is in over his head, desperately trying to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before the depths of his fraud are revealed. Struggling to conceal his duplicity from loyal wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon) and brilliant daughter and heir-apparent Brooke (Brit Marling), Miller’s also balancing an affair with French art-dealer Julie Cote (Laetetia Casta). Just as he’s about to unload his troubled empire, an unexpected bloody error forces him to juggle family, business, and crime with the aid of Jimmy Grant (Nate Parker), a face from Miller’s past. One wrong turn ignites the suspicions of NYPD Detective Michael Bryer (Tim Roth), who will stop at nothing in his pursuits. Running on borrowed time, Miller is forced to confront the limits of even his own moral duplicity. Will he make it out before the bubble bursts?
Arbitrage hits theaters and VOD on September 14th, 2012.
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