First major acquisition at this year's Sundance Fest
Following a packed press and industry screening on Friday morning at the Holiday Theatre, a slew of interested buyers have been quietly bidding for the pic, which toplines Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany and Jeremy Irons.
Pic is skedded for a 2011 theatrcial release.
Sources say that IFC Films was also high among the list of buyers and offered a reported seven-figure sum.
“Margin Call” tells the story of key players at an investment firm during a 24-hour period in the beginning stages of the 2008 financial crisis. Chandor penned and helmed the pic produced by Robert Ogden Barnum of Benaroya pictures and Quinto, Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa of Before the Door Pictures, and Joe Jenckes.
Elwes, Laura Rister, Randy Manis and Joshua Blum are exec producers.
Myriad Pictures reps international rights on the pic.