This isn't going to be a post about how awesome it is for women to be taking the lead in the notoriously male-dominated genre of financial thrillers. That's not even the most important thing about this trailer for EQUITY, starring Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad). Though, of course that's impressive and all as actresses usually play the wife of the fascinating lead male character in these types of movies. But what's kickass about this trailer is that the movie actually looks gooood. Like good in the sense that it's high quality and I won't come away from it just thinking how great it was that they gave the ladies a chance to fight with money on the big screen. Eff that.
I've written about my love for Gunn on the blog before, but it bears repeating: She's marvelous, talented, and kickass without fitting that cookie-cutter look that Hollywood likes to fawn over. I'm excited she's stepped even further into the spotlight, along with one of Orange is the New Black's toughest gals, Alysia Reiner--and was directed by Indian-American filmmaker Meera Menon. I'm really looking forward to this.
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.
Watch the trailer:
EQUITY is in theaters July 29.