Jodie Foster is stepping behind the camera again for Money Monster and she’s building a great cast to do it. George Clooney has been attached for a while, and now THR reports that Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell are in talks to join him.
The film is about Lee Gates, a TV personality whose insider trading tips have made him the money guru of Wall Street. However when Kyle, a viewer who lost all of his family’s money on a bad tip from Lee, holds Lee hostage on air, ratings soar as the entire country tunes in to this media frenzy to find out just how much a man’s life is worth.
O’Connell will be Kyle, while Robert will be the show’s producer, who must help uncover the truth behind a tangle of big money lies in order to keep Gates alive.
The near real-time drama is set to shoot sometime next year.