WHO’S IN IT?
George Clooney (The Descendants), Julia Roberts (Notting Hill), Jack O’Connell (’71), Dominic West (Testament of Youth), Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Christopher Denham (Argo), Giancarlo Esposito (Do The Right Thing), Emily Meade (That Awkward Moment), Grant Rosenmeyer (The Royal Tenenbaums), Chris Bauer (8MM)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jodie Foster (The Beaver), director; Alan DiFiore (A Fork in the Road), Jim Kouf (National Treasure) and Jamie Linden (Dear John), writers; Lara Alameddine (film debut), George Clooney (The Ides of March), Daniel Dubiecki (Up in the Air) and Grant Heslov (Argo), producers; Michael Andrews (Bridesmaids) and Dominic Lewis (Spooks: The Greater Good), composers; Matthew Libatique (Black Swan), cinematographer; Matt Chesse (World War Z), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Lee Gates (Clooney) is the host of popular financial TV show Money Monster, where he gives stock advice live on-air, with behind-the-scenes support from his producer Patty (Roberts). During one taping, Lee is suddenly held hostage by a gun-wielding viewer, Kyle Budwell (O’Connell), who claims to have lost all his money after following Lee’s advice. He is forced to investigate the fraudulent activity while wearing a bomb vest, and as new information comes to light it turns out that Kyle may have been legitimately wronged and that there may be a much bigger conspiracy going on in Wall Street…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Jodie Foster is back in the director’s chair for a real-time thriller that raises some major questions about the power of media and the dodgy goings-on behind closed doors in America’s most popular financial district.