Money Monster has Hollywood’s biggest stars in its cast. Starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts and directed by Jodie Foster, it’s sure to get plenty of attention just for pedigree.
George Clooney becomes a hostage on live TV in this timely topical thriller. It comes out in May, well before the election in which anger at Wall Street is still a boiling issue.
Here’s the plot synopsis. “In the taut and tense thriller Money Monster, Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor (Jack O’Connell) takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive while simultaneously uncovering the truth behind a tangle of big money lies.”
Also in the cast are Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito, and Caitronia Balfe.
For the trivia obsessed among the readers, this is the fourth collaboration between Julia Roberts and George Clooney. They co-starred in Oceans Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Clooney produced August: Osage County in which Roberts starred.