Sony Pictures released the first trailer for “Money Monster” this afternoon, a new thriller that stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts.
The story of Money Monster follows Lee Gates (played by George Clooney) 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 (played by Jack O’Connell) takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (played by 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. Fans can get a first-look at the thriller thanks to the trailer released by Sony Pictures earlier today.
The new thriller was directed by Jodie Foster, working off a screenplay written by Jamie Linden, Alan DiFiore
and Jim Kouf. The original story was written Alan DiFiore & Jim Kouf as well.
Producing the project was Daniel Dubiecki, Lara Alameddine, George Clooney and Grant Heslov, with Kerry Orent,
Tim Crane, Regina Sculley and Ben Waisbren serving as Executive Producers.
Joining Clooney, Roberts and O’Connell in the film are Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito and Caitriona Balfe. The film is currently scheduled to hit theaters on May 13, 2016.