Taglines: On the air. Out of time.
In the real-time, high stakes thriller Money Monster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O’Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today’s fast-paced, high-tech global markets.
Money Monster is an 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, and a viewer, Kyle Budwell, who takes Gates as a hostage after losing his family’s money on a bad tip by Gates. Filming began on February 27, 2015, in New York City. TriStar Pictures is set to release the film on May 13, 2016.
In October 2012, filming was scheduled to begin early 2013. In July 2014, it was announced that the production would begin after Clooney completed the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar!, and principal photography on the film began in New York City on February 27, 2015.
Clooney was spotted on March 1 arriving at the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Astoria, NYC to film the scenes of Money Monster. On April 8, filming began on Wall Street in Financial District, Manhattan, where it would last for 15 days. A scene would also be shot in front of Federal Hall. Some re-shooting for the film took place in mid-January 2016 at New York City on William Street and Broad Street.
Directed by: Jodie Foster
Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Denham
Screenplay by: Jamie Linden, Alan DiFiore
Production Design by: Kevin Thompson
Cinematography by: Matthew Libatique
Film Editing by: Matt Chesse
Costume Design by: Susan Lyall
Set Decoration by: Lydia Marks
Art Direction by: Deborah Jensen
Music by: Dominic Lewis
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, some sexuality and brief violence.
Studio: Sony Pictures
Release Date: may 13, 2016