Simon Baker & Paul Bettany May Join MARGIN CALL
Actors Simon Baker and Paul Bettany are currently in negotiations to join the cast of the upcoming film “Margin Call.” J.C. Chandor wrote the script, and will direct, the indie drama that revolves around the recent financial crisis.
The plot of Margin Call will follow the employees of an investment over a tense 24-hour period as the 2008 financial crisis unfolds. The film will also star Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci and Zachary Quinto who will play the role of employees who are driven to win at any cost by a ruthless boss, to be played by Baker. Bettany will play a high end trader who isn’t afraid of his tactics even as the crisis deepens. The film will begin shooting in New York next week.
Baker is best known for his role as private eye Patrick Jane on CBS’ hit show “The Mentalist” for which he has been nominated for two Golden Globes and an Emmy. Bettany can next be seen in “The Tourist” alongside Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.