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‘Equity’ Brings Dark Side of IPO World to Sundance Film Festival

  • Anna Gunn stars as banker backing dubious tech stock offering
  • Films about Madoff, financial-TV hosts are also in the works

Hollywood is set to shine its bright light on another dark corner of the financial world.

“Equity,” the first Wall Street film in years to feature a woman in the lead role, will premiere next week at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. One of 16 U.S. dramas in the annual competition that starts Thursday, the picture follows an investment banker, played by “Breaking Bad” co-star Anna Gunn, who’s passed over for promotion and struggles to pull off an initial public offering of a questionable technology start-up.