The Crash

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This fast-paced, save-the-world thriller is a story of redemption that also challenges the audience to question if their money is safe, and if so, for how long

The Crash is directed by Aram Rappaport and produced by Aaron Becker, Isaac La Mell, Kristi Gescheidler, Atit Shah, Hilary Shor and Peter Shuldiner.

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Plot

Set in the future when the US economy is on the brink of yet another massive financial crisis, The Crash tells the story of Guy Clifton, a federally-indicted stock trader, who is secretly enlisted by the federal government to help thwart a cyber-attack aimed at the US stock markets – an attack that could permanently cripple the economy.

Our ‘richer than God’ protagonist is charged with assembling a team capable of running the government’s top secret ‘shadow stock exchange’ in an attempt to keep the markets from mass panic in the event the cyber-hijack is successful. Having only ever been fueled by his love of money, Guy fully intends to use his insider knowledge of this world catastrophe for personal gain until he unearths the organization behind the attack and discovers its motives. For the first time in his life, Guy is challenged to make decisions not only for himself, but also for the good of his country – decisions that are rooted in morality rather than dollar signs.

Cast

Minnie Driver as Shannon Clifton
Frank Grillo as Guy Clifton
John Leguizamo as George Diebold
Dianna Agron as Amelia Rhondart
Mary McCormack as Sarah Schwab
Christopher McDonald as Del Banco
Maggie Q as Nurse Hilary
AnnaSophia Robb as Creason Clifton
Ed Westwick as Ben Collins

Development

Aram Rappaport directed the film from a script he wrote and developed with the help of Hilary Shor. Rappaport’s second feature film, 2013’s Syrup — an adaptation of the 1999 novel by Max Barry — starred Amber Heard and actor Shiloh Fernandez, both hired by Rappaport before their careers had taken off. “My relationship with Aram was formed under the trials of shooting on such a small budget,” says “Jekyll Island” producer Hilary Shor, whose other recent credits include The Paperboy with Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron and Lee Daniels The Butler. “I have faith he will develop into an extraordinary filmmaker, and I was happy to be able to nurture that talent.” said Shor.

Casting

On October 29, 2013, Variety announced that Frank Grillo and Minnie Driver will be starring in A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island as a married couple; Dianna Agron, John Leguizamo, Ed Westwick, and Maggie Q will be joining them.[1] On November 25, 2013, Deadline.com reported that AnnaSophia Robb will be portraying the duo’s character cancer-stricken daughter. On December 2, 2014, Variety reported that Mary McCormack had been added to the ensemble.Rappaport admitted that Agron’s character is a “total badass” and is one of the lead roles.Agron said that her character is “much more aggressive” than her past roles.

At the 2016 People’s Choice Awards held in Los Angeles on January 6, 2016 Ed Westwick had this to say on how his fans will react to finally seeing him play a character with a solid sense of right and wrong, “It was different from anything I had done, that’s always something that’s going to make you attracted to a part,” said Westwick. “The moral compass was also something that was interesting as well because after someone does something that’s bad, how do they get back to a neutral place or a more positive place?” Westwick added that he’s hoping fans enjoy seeing him in a new light.

Filming
Principal photography, beginning November 2013, took place in Chicago, Michigan, Indiana, New York City, Washington, D.C., London and Paris.

Post-production
On August 11, 2015, Rappaport and producer Atit Shah reported that the score, composed by Guy Moon, was being recorded by The Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra.
The trailer for the film released November 10, 2016. The Crash releases in theaters and on VOD January 13, 2017 in the North America.