It’s official, Jodie Foster will direct George Clooney in ‘Money Monster’

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george-clooney-jodie-fosterThere’s not much Jodie Foster hasn’t achieved as an actress, picking up two Oscars from four nominations, three Golden Globes, including a Cecil B. DeMille Award, and helping studios make hundreds of millions of dollars, especially in the ‘90s.

As a director however, the “Silence of the Lambs” and “Nell” star is yet to catch her big commercial-and-critical break. Mostly because she’s so far been modest about her behind-the-lens goals, taking a baby-step approach and trying to gradually learn rather than gambling everything right off the bat.

The auteur of low-budget “Little Man Tale”, “Home for the Holidays” and “The Beaver”, as well as one House of Cards episode and two of Orange Is the New Black, will next get a huge change to stand out while sitting in the director’s chair – “Money Monster”.

A sketchy rumor a few months ago, the Wall Street drama is now officially a go, with George Clooney booked for the lead role and TriStar Pictures the film’s financer and distributor. Budgeted at a pretty extravagant $30 million, “Money Monster” will of course be produced by Clooney alongside his traditional partner Grant Heslov, plus Daniel Dubiecki (“Juno”, “Up in the Air”), and Lara Alameddine.

Grimm scribes Alan DiFiore and Jim Kouf, as well as “Dear John” writer Jamie Linden are in charge of the script, which revolves around Lee Gates (guess who), a TV celebrity/Wall Street guru taken hostage following some bad finance advice. The kidnapper is yet to be cast, so one can still hope for Brad Pitt. Matt Damon. Sandra Bullock. Noah Wyle. Any other (kooky) ideas?

Via [Inside Movies]

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