“Margin Call,” “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” and “The Big Short” all have one thing in common — yes, they are recent movies about the shady shenanigans of Wall Street, but they are also mostly bro-fests, with women largely on the sidelines. Well, that changes with the upcoming “Equity.”
Led by “Breaking Bad” star Anna Gunn, and directed by Meera Menon, the story follows a senior investment banker who is passed over for a promotion, and discovers a serious web of corruption around her. Here’s the synopsis from the Sundance Film Festival where the film premiered earlier this year:
Senior investment banker Naomi Bishop’s (Anna Gunn) world of high-power big money is brutal and fierce, and one she thrives in. When a controversial IPO threatens the fragile balance of power and confidentiality, Naomi finds herself entangled in a web of politics and deception. With an aggressive prosecutor (Alysia Reiner) from her past on her heels, and a strained relationship with her junior, Erin (Sarah Megan Thomas), Naomi is forced to reexamine her own ambitions and the cutthroat world she loves—one where women have yet to break the glass ceiling.
“Equity” opens on July 29th. Watch the trailer below.