Money Monster makes it’s Cannes 2016 debut
Being Jodie Foster‘s fourth time around as a movie director, produced by George Clooney, the film Money Monster has just made it’s Cannes Film Festival debut. Don’t let the name fool you however, because the name had nothing to do with production budget. Money Monster‘s $27 million budget is a far cry away from the average $100 million movie budgets of 2015 (The Force Awakens was $400 + million for instance), however Money Monster is not really considered or that is being distributed as an “indie film”, or strait to stream and or Redbox.
Money Monster is showing right along side Captain America: Civil War, and The Jungle Book (tough crowd). Being a different kind of movie than many of the other movies at movie theaters right now however, Money Monster is sure to probably hold it’s own, and might even be Oscar worthy.
Money Monster is a 2016 American thriller film directed by Jodie Foster and written by Alan Di Fiore, Jim Kouf and Jamie Linden. The film stars George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West and Caitriona Balfe. It follows a TV personality, Lee Gates (Clooney), and a viewer, Kyle Budwell (O’Connell), who takes Gates as a hostage after losing his family’s money on a bad tip by Gates.
Money Monster synopsis: Lee Gates is a Wall Street guru who picks hot stocks as host of the television show “Money Monster.” Suddenly, during a live broadcast, disgruntled investor Kyle Budwell storms onto the set and takes Gates hostage. He tells Lee that he lost everything on one of his tips. As Gates tries to plead with Kyle, he’s also using an earpiece to communicate with his longtime producer in the control room. Together, they must figure out a way to defuse the situation and disarm the angry young man.