Debutto di Nicholas Jarecki, dopo il documentario The outsider, dedicato al regista James Toback, Arbitrage ha avuto un ottimo successo al Sundance di febbraio.
Il cast originario preveva Al Pacino con Evan Rachel Wood e Susan Sarandon. Il ruolo di protagonista è poi toccato a Richard Gere.
Nicholas è il fratello di Andrew, noto per l’agghiacciante Una storia americana e per Love & Secrets, uscito da poco anche nelle sale italiane.
“Arbitrage” follows successful hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Gere) on the eve of his 60th birthday. However, behind the facade, Miller is in trouble, 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 (Sarandon) and brilliant daughter and heir-apparent Brooke (Marling), Miller’s also balancing an affair with French art-dealer Julie Cote (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 (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?
Nelle sale americane dal 14 settembre. Ecco il trailer: