Jodie Foster is set to helm Hollywood’s newest financial drama, Money Monster and she’s enlisted the help of another heavyweight actor-turned-director, George Clooney to play the lead, confirms THR.
Clooney’s character is an established financial expert and TV host famous for insider tips, who winds up being held hostage on-air by a man who lost everything after taking the TV guru’s advice.
The kidnapper wants Clooney’s character to make his bad investment to shoot through the roof by the end of the day, or be killed. Ratings soar as viewers are hooked in by the live crisis.
The timely financial thriller was written by Jamie Linden, Jim Kouf and Alan DiFiore. The TriStar release will be made for $30 million.