Jodie Foster Directing Again with Hostage Thriller 'Money Monster'
In 2011, Jodie Foster made a return to the director's chair for the first time in 16 years with The Beaver. In my opinion, the film was one of the best that year, and that landed it at #3 on my Top 10 of 2011 list. Therefore, I'm happy to hear that Foster is getting behind the camera again as Variety reports she is attached to an indie drama called Money Monster with Daniel Dubiecki (Up in the Air) producing the project from "Grimm" writer Alan DiFiore and National Treasure scribe Jim Kouf. Though Foster took a supporting role in The Beaver alongside Mel Gibson, it sounds like she'll stay behind the scenes this time.
The story follows a TV personality whose insider trading tips have made him the money guru of Wall Street. When a viewer who lost all of his family's money on a bad tip from the money expert decides to hold him hostage on air, ratings soar as the entire country tunes into this media frenzy. No talent has been attached in front of the camera yet, but with Foster attached, it shouldn't be too hard to find some great actors to fill the roles. Dubiecki was able to round up a stellar cast for Up in the Air, so hopefully we'll hear about another great cast coming together before the film begins production early in 2013. Stay tuned.