“I am so glad that it’s finally acceptable for women to talk about success,” Anna Gunn’s Naomi Bishop tells a group session. And make no mistake: She’s believes that greed is good — even if you’re a woman. Maybe especially if you’re a woman.
Here’s the first trailer for Equity, a female-driven take on the insider business of Wall Street. Bishop works at the world’s largest investment bank and boasts of taking nine companies public. You don’t need an MBA to think “Ka-ching!” But this being capitalism, there are potential pitfalls — for example, being passed over for a promotion because, her male boss says, “The perception is you rub people the wrong way.” (Cue the Jenga metaphor.) There’s also the pesky problem of the feds who probe matters of ultrahigh finance. And as Bishop tries to take another company public to appease her higher-ups, investigators key on a rumor that could scuttle the deal. Or did they start it?
Sarah Megan Thomas and Alysia Reiner co-star in and produced the cleverly titled Equity, which Sony Pictures Classics opens July 29. Meera Menon directed the pic from a script by Amy Fox. Check out the trailer above, and tells us what you think.