Though Jodie Foster’s next directorial effort already has a U.S. release date, it was reported earlier today that the film in question, Money Monster, will be screening at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Since the cinematic event runs from May 11th to the 22nd, there’s every possibility that the George Clooney and Julia Roberts-starring film will screen earlier than it’s domestic release date. However, it’s not expected to be an opening-night film, even though festival director Thierry Fremaux and his team are still finalizing the line-up.
Word of Money Monster’s berth at Cannes comes courtesy of THR. The Sony thriller centers on Lee Gates (Clooney), a brash TV personality who doles out investment advice as a Wall Street financial guru. When one of his stock tips mysteriously plummets, an angry investor (played by Jack O’Connell) decides to take the host and his entire crew hostage. Robert’s character Patty Fenn, the show’s producer and Gates’ love interest, is then tasked with keeping the situation from escalating. Sounds like a tense, contained thriller, one that could surprise audiences and festival attendees alike this May.
Also starring Caitriona Balfe (Outlander) and Dominic West (The Affair), Money Monster premieres in theaters May 13th. Read the official synopsis below, followed by a few hi-res-images and the film’s poster:
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.
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