It seems the wilder tales about economics are, the more audiences dig the material. Martin Scorsese turned the depraved tale of Jordan Belfort into a blockbuster hit with “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” and Adam McKay‘s irreverent take on Michael Lewis‘ “The Big Short” is doing very well at the box office. And while Jodie Foster‘s upcoming thriller “Money Monster” isn’t based on a true story, it seems to be pushing similar buttons.
Starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Jack O’Connell, the movie will follow Lee Cates (Clooney), a TV money guru who gets taken hostage on air by Kyle (O’Connell), an ordinary man who lost all his money thanks to a bad recommendation from Lee. That’s certainly some powerful stuff that will not only lend Foster an opportunity to comment on financial types, but on the media as well.
“Money Monster” opens on May 13, 2016. [EW]