George Clooney and Julia Roberts are teaming up again for the drama/thriller Money Monster, and they’re bringing on Jack O’Connell for the ride. And as this is Clooney, you shouldn’t be too surprised that the movie tries to mix entertainment with a few social issues.
Here’s the 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.’
The film will be out in the US in March, but won’t reach the UK until May. Take a look at the first trailer below.