What's Hollywood's upside to a down market? The rising interest taken in financial dramas of course, which have swelled in popularity since the economic collapse of late 2008.
Enter Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon and Eva Green, who recently signed on to star in the new financial thriller "Arbitrage," written and directed by Nicholas Jarecki .
According to Collider, the film stars the iconic Pacino as a hedge fund magnate who finds himself in over his head and desperate to close the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before his fraud is revealed. An unanticipated, bloody error, however, forces him to turn to the most unlikely corner for help.
Writer-director Jarecki is slated to start principal photography in Manhattan next spring.
In the meantime, Pacino's upcoming projects include the police thriller "Son of No One" and the (more lighthearted) Adam Sandler comedy "Jack and Jill."
Sarandon will also work her comedy chops in the Duplass' brothers stoner movie "Jeff Who Lives At Home." She recently strut her stuff in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."
Green is currently in production on the "Camelot" series for Starz and GK-TV.