The thriller “Money Monster” follows financial TV personality Lee Gates (George Clooney) who advises his audience on commerce and Wall Street with the help of longtime director Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts). One day on air, laborer Kyle Budwell (Jack O’Connell) takes him hostage and straps explosives to his chest demanding answers about an investment gone wrong. Soon, the entire team scrambles to discover what happened with the company in question and they find a pattern of corruption that goes all the way to the top. In honor of its digital release, watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the film below, with George Clooney, Jack O’Connell, and screenwriter Jamie Linden praising the work of director Jodie Foster.
Jodie Foster has previously directed three feature films: “Little Man Tate,” about a mother who tries to connect with her intellectually gifted son, “Home for the Holidays,” about a family Thanksgiving dinner gone awry, and “The Beaver,” about a depressed CEO of a toy company who develops an alternate personality represented by a beaver hand puppet he finds in the trash. She has also directed episodes of “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards.”
Foster is best known for her long acting career. She won two Oscars for her performances in Jonathan Kaplan’s “The Accused” and Jonathan Demme’s “Silence of the Lambs.” She’s also known for her roles in Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver,” David Fincher’s “Panic Room,” Spike Lee’s “Inside Man,” and much more.
“Money Monster” is currently available for purchase on digital outlets. It will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on September 6th.