Cross another one off your Oscar Predictions, but I’m not too sure how many were anticipating this one. Jodie Foster’s next directorial project “Money Monster,” starring Jack O’Connell and Oscar-winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts, has been pushed back to 2016.
Distributed by Sony Pictures, “Money Monster” tells the story of Lee Gates (Clooney), a TV personality whose insider tips have made him the money guru of Wall Street. When Kyle (O’Connell) loses all of his family’s money on a bad tip, he holds Lee and his entire show hostage on air threatening to kill Lee if he does not get the stock up 24 and a half points before the bell. Ratings soar as the entire country tunes in to this media frenzy to find out just how much a man’s life is worth. Meanwhile, the hostage situation sheds light on a possible scandal involving the company in question. Said to have elements of “Dog Day Afternoon” and “Network,” “Money Monster” is a very timely piece in these economic times.
The film is written by Alan DiFiore, Jim Kouf, and Jamie Linden. The cast also includes Giancarlo Esposito, Dominic West, and Emily Meade.
It is scheduled to hit theaters on April 8, 2016.
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