Matt: To quickly go back, Margin Call was released in early 2012 here in Australia and it was my 3rd favourite film of the year. It premiered back at Sundance back in January 2011 and it propelled you all the way to an Oscar nomination. When did you realise that the film was taking off?
J.C.: That was quite an experience. It was my first ever feature film and it was an amazingly slow build. We took the film to the Sundance Film Festival not knowing what it was. We were well received there but we certainly weren’t the darlings of the Festival that year. Over the next 12 months, the film built up momentum until the point where I got an amazing treat with an Oscar nomination for writing. I’ve been at it a long time and it’s been 10-15 years of struggle so 2011 was a pretty special year.
J.C. Chandor is directing the drama, which will co-star Albert Brooks and Alfred Molina
Colombian actress Catalina Sandino Moreno, who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in “Maria Full of Grace,” has joined the cast of J.C. Chandor’s drama “A Most Violent Year,” TheWraphas learned.