Frank Grillo Engages In Cyber Warfare In First Trailer For 'The Crash'

Frank Grillo will go from saving lives in The Purge to saving our bank accounts from cyber attack in The Crash, a new thriller taking aim at the American banking system at at a time when it's under greater scrutiny than ever (and for good reason). The film is directed by Aram Rappaport, but its strength appears to be the cast surrounding Grillo which includes AnnaSophia Robb, John Leguizamo, Dianna Agron, Minnie Driver, Maggie Q, Mary McCormack, Ed Westwick, Jim Ortlieb, and Christoher McDonald.

Grillo plays a notorious computer hacker who must put his selfish past aside when he's enlisted by the U.S. government to stop a cyber-attack aimed at our financial markets. Here's the synopsis:

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.
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.

I'm not hearing much of anything about this one but I dig the cast and can't look beyond the timeliness of the concept. Maybe for those who liked The Big Short but want something a bit edgier? The Crash opens January 13th.