When you think of a Wall Street movie you think of men — because that’s how every movie about it has been. Until now. Anna Gunn leads ‘Equity,’ the first female-led Wall Street film that premiered at Sundance over the weekend — and the stars couldn’t be more excited.
Equity stars Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas sat down at Sundance Film Festival this weekend to rave over their upcoming film that basically comes at the perfect time. On the heels of the strong, male-led film, The Big Short, Equity also takes on the powers of Wall Street. But this time, it’s about the power women — “no hoes” involved.
“This a movie produced by women, written by a woman, directed by a woman, starring women so it’s pretty cool,” Sarah said during a Sundance interview. “One aspect of this movie is [that] we interviewed all real people on Wall Street — many male and female executives, and then we had a lot of women on Wall Street financially support this movie which is incredible. Otherwise we wouldn’t be here today.”
The movie stars Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn and The Following‘s James Purefoy, along with Alysia and Sarah and it was just purchased by Sony Classic. Anna will take on the role of investment banker “threatened by a financial scandal and must untangle a web of corruption, forcing her to re-examine the rules of the cutthroat world she has always loved,” according to our sister publication, Variety.
First Non-Hoe Movie
“Were the first non-hoe movie. No hoes!” Alysia said, and while she didn’t directly reference other Wall Street films like Wolf of Wall Street, we have to assume that’s it. “Sometimes you have to tell truths about women that don’t treat each other well, so that you can change things,” she said about the inspiration behind the flick. Basically, we’re super excited to see this movie. Are you?