TriStar Pictures has committed to finance and globally distribute the Jodie Foster-directed new thriller "Money Monster".
The $30 million project stars George Clooney as one of those TV financial gurus who finds himself and the staff of his show held hostage at gunpoint by a man who lost all his family's money on one of the financial whiz's bad tips.
Jamie Linden wrote the screenplay penned the most recent draft which has drawn comparisons to the classic "Network". Foster, Clooney, Grant Heslov, Dan Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine will produce.
Filming aims to begin in the first quarter of next year.