By Darren Franich
July 27, 2011 at 04:11 PM EDT

If anyone even remembers Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps anymore, it’s only because the film sat uncomfortably at the center of a miserable Venn Diagram that criss-crossed “Bad Movies Shia LaBeouf Has Apologized for Making” and “Oliver Stone’s Topicality-Porn Directorial Phase.” But most people forget that the first 20 minutes or so of the sequel was a surprisingly kinetic re-enactment of the downward spiral of the American financial system, circa 2008. Wall Street 2 ultimately wimped out into family-drama territory, but I’m hoping that the upcoming Margin Call — which focuses on a 24-hour period leading up to the 2008 crash — will be a bit more incisive. Although, at this point, the most fun part of the trailer is just seeing how many random people are stuffed in here. Oh look, Stanley Tucci! Hey, Zachary Quinto! Whoa, Kevin Spacey? Jeremy Irons? Demi Freaking Moore? Watch and enjoy:

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