Sony Pictures Classics has completed production on Charles Ferguson’s documentary Inside Job, set to receive its premiere out of competition at Cannes.
Ferguson will produce with Audrey Marrs through their Representational Pictures Company and Christina Weiss Lurie served as executive producer. Ferguson and Marrs earned a best documentary Oscar nomination in 2008 for No End In Sight.
Matt Damon narrates the film, which explores the financial crisis as the film-makers conduct interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics and filmed on location in the US, Iceland, UK, France, Singapore, and China.
“Over a year and a half ago, having been great admirers of No End In Sight, Charles approached us about making a movie about the global economic crisis of 2008 and how it occurred, a documentary film that would be both factual and dramatically riveting,” SPC said in a statement.
“With his intelligence and cleverness both as an individual with great expertise on the subject, and as a fine film-maker, he has done just that. Knowing the film will have its world premiere in Cannes not only validates our faith in the project but, more importantly, in the case of Charles Ferguson and Inside Job it is very well deserved.”