George Clooney Leads First Trailer for Jodie Foster's 'Money Monster'
"I might be the one with the gun here, but I'm not real criminal! It's people like these guys…" Sony Pictures has debuted the first trailer for Money Monster, a new film directed by actress Jodie Foster (who does not appear in the film) starring George Clooney as Lee Gates, a TV host of a financial show called "Money Monster". In the middle of one of his shows, a man comes in and hijacks the broadcast, wiring a bomb and taking over in order to broadcast his message - that he's there to show the real truth behind what's going on. Jack O'Connell plays the hijacker, named Kyle Budwell. The cast includes Julia Roberts, Caitriona Balfe, Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito & Greta Lee. This actually looks really good! Give it a look.
Here's the first official trailer for Jodie Foster's Money Monster, found direct on YouTube:
In the taut and tense thriller Money Monster, Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor (Jack O'Connell) takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive while simultaneously uncovering the truth behind a tangle of big money lies. Money Monster is directed by actress/filmmaker Jodie Foster, who previously directed Little Man Tate, Home for the Holidays and The Beaver, as well as two episodes of "Orange Is the New Black". Sony Pictures will release Jodie Foster's Money Monster in theaters starting May 13th, 2016 this summer.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
There you go George!!~
DAVIDPD on Jan 12, 2016
when I read the description, it didn't sound that interesting. however, the trailer makes it look like there's a pretty good story there.
dan on Jan 12, 2016
Jack O'Connell's done well, he was good in those depressing low budget borstal movies from the UK, seems he's got into some new things which is good.
Carpola on Jan 13, 2016
This things can't be ever resolved in a satisfying way through media, but such situation always draw some attention. And that's why it looks interesting. To be honest, I'm not sure if J. Foster could pull this right ...
shiboleth on Jan 13, 2016
Just curious why wouldn't she be able to? Seems a strange comment to make especially considering the trailer looks great which I know isn't always indicative of how good a film is but why assume she won't be able to pull it off?
alex on Jan 15, 2016
It's not that I won't watch it but I need to have some doubts about it, right? I probably have to clarify the 'Jodie Foster' argument first. I don't think she's bad as a director (however, to be honest, I prefer her as an actress), I have bigger problem with movies dealing with evils of capitalism and coming from the companies doing big movie productions (which is also a name for evils of capitalism). How can evils of capitalism make a good movie about those evils when they are themselves its true represent? Not likely. But ockay, I give in, for the sake of showing a good will, let's give it a try. With or without my doubts ...
shiboleth on Jan 15, 2016
Because making movies is not an intellectual issue. The studios have no problem with ANY idea as long as it looks commercial. There have been many movies lately, big and small, about the dangers of capitalism -- The Big Short, The Wolf of Wall Street, Wall Street 2, 99 Homes, Margin Call. If Money Monster is bad it's not because it makes capitalism look bad.
blue439 on Mar 31, 2016
I know what it is to make movies, but I don't have to agree with it. Since I have to give money for it, it's fair to say I don't want capitalist rubbish but something better. So, I despise ANY successful and commercial idea that can be made in film industry. It mostly turn out to be trash. As for the Money Monster, it remains to see what is worth. And yeah, if it's bad, we don't have to blame capitalism for it. Bad karma should be enough, right?
shiboleth on Mar 31, 2016
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