Jodie Foster's George Clooney Thriller Lands at TriStar
Clooney stars as a TV personality who is held hostage on air by a man who lost all his money on a bad tip.
TriStar Pictures has beat out several other studios to finance and distribute Jodie Foster's thriller Money Monster, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The film will star George Clooney.
The project — quite timely given the lingering economic problems plaguing the nation — centers on a TV personality dubbed the money guru of Wall Street (Clooney). When a man loses all his family's money on a bad tip, he holds the anchor and his entire show hostage on air, threatening to kill him if he does not get the stock up before the market closes. Ratings soar as the entire country tunes in to the real-time drama.
Jamie Linden wrote the screenplay, while Jim Kouf and Alan DiFiore penned previous drafts.
Led by Tom Rothman, TriStar has become competitive in scooping up prime hot properties. Money Monster is being made for $30 million.