FROM WALL STREET TO WASHINGTON, HBO FILMS GOES INSIDE THE FINANCIAL CRISIS OF 2008 IN TOO BIG TO FAIL - PREMIERING MAY 23 ON HBO CANADA

  • Based on Andrew Ross Sorkin's bestselling book of the same name
  • Stellar cast includes William Hurt, Ed Asner, Paul Giamatti, Topher Grace, Matthew Modine, Cynthia Nixon, Michael O'Keefe, Bill Pullman, Tony Shalhoub and James Woods
  • Premieres Monday, May 23 at 9 p.m. ET/MT day-and-date with HBO in the U.S.

TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ - HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada), offers an intimate look at the epochal Wall Street financial crisis of 2008 with the premiere of the HBO original film, Too Big to Fail. From Oscar®-winning director Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential, 8 Mile) and based on Andrew Ross Sorkin's bestselling book, the film explores the inner sanctum of the powerful men and women on Wall Street and in Washington who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks. Too Big to Fail premieres Monday, May 23 at 9 p.m. ET/MT, on HBO Canada, day-and-date with HBO in the U.S.

In the mid-2000s, the financial sector in the U.S. was seeing unsubstantiated growth and Wall Street was booming. By 2008, those financial institutions were at the point of collapse after years of deregulation, subprime mortgages and predatory lending, threatening a global economic meltdown unlike anything seen before. Too Big to Fail brings to life the story of Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson (Oscar-winner William Hurt) as he works with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winner Paul Giamatti) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York President Timothy Geithner (Billy Crudup), along with the staff at the Fed, members of Congress, and the world's richest CEOs, to bring the U.S. and the world's economy back from the brink of collapse.

To view the complete release and access a full cast list and images, please visit The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press site at http://press.astral.com or http://mediacentre.corusent.com.

SOURCE Movie Central

For further information:

Media contacts:
The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)  
Nicolle Balen
(416) 956-8638
nbalen@astral.com    
Movie Central (Western Canada)  
Owen McCorquodale 
(416) 479-6068 
Owen.McCorquodale@corusent.com 

 

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