George Clooney, Jack O’Connell and Julia Roberts star in director Jodie Foster’s financial thriller Money Monster. Watch the movie trailer below! A bombastic televised stock market analysis (Clooney) is held hostage on the air when a viewer (O’Connell) loses all of his family’s money on a bad tip.
Release Date: April 8, 2016
Studio: TriStar Pictures (Sony)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Jodie Foster
Screenwriter: Alan DiFiore, Jim Kouf, Jamie Linden
Cast: George Clooney, Jack O’Connell, Julia Roberts, Giancarlo Esposito, Dominic West, Emily Meade, Caitriona Balfe, Dennis Boutsikaris
Running Time: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a TV personality whose insider tips have made him the money guru of Wall Street. When Kyle (Jack 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. With elements of Dog Day Afternoon and Network, Money Monster is a very timely piece in these economic times.