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Sony Classics Acquires ‘Equity,’ Female-Driven Wall Street Saga

Sundance 2016: The film stars Anna Gunn, James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas and Alysia Reiner

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights to “Equity,” a female-driven Wall Street tale starring Anna Gunn, James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas and Alysia Reiner.

The company made the announcement hours before the film’s world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday night in Park City, Utah.

“Equity” follows senior investment banker Naomi Bishop (Gunn), who thrives in the fierce world of big money dealings. When a controversial IPO threatens her fragile balance of power and confidentiality, Naomi finds herself entangled in a web of politics and deception.

With an aggressive prosecutor (Reiner) from her past on her heels, and a strained relationship with her junior, Erin (Thomas), Naomi is forced to reexamine her own ambitions and the cutthroat world she loves — one where women have yet to break the glass ceiling.

“Equity” is directed by Meera Menon (“Farah Goes Bang”) with a screenplay by Amy Fox. Broad Street Pictures’ Reiner and Thomas produce, and were represented in the deal by CAA.