Jodie Foster is set to direct “Money Monster,” a story that centers on a TV personality whose bad financial tips cause one viewer to lose all of his savings.
Foster’s most recent directing effort was The Beaver, in which she starred opposite Mel Gibson. The “Silence of the Lambs” actress also directed Home for the Holidays and Little Man Tate.
Money Monster follows Lee Gates, a television personality whose insider-trading tips make him the guru of Wall Street. That is, until he’s held hostage on air by a man who has lost all of his family’s money because of a bad tip. Ratings soar as the entire country tunes in to find out just how much a man’s life is worth.
Foster, who is repped by UTA and attorney Matt Saver, soon will begin casting and is set to start shooting in early 2013.
Dubiecki’s producing credits include Up in the Air, Juno and Thank You for Smoking.
Foster will next be seen in Neill Blomkamp’s science-fiction drama “Elysium,” which hits theaters next spring.
Casting on “Money Monster” will begin immediately and production is expected to start in 2013.
Jodie Foster is best known for her Oscar-winning performances in “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991) and “The Accused” (1988), but she has substantial directing experience. Among her films are the acclaimed child prodigy drama “Little Man Tate” (1991) and the family comedy “Home for the Holidays” (1995). Her most recent directing effort, “The Beaver” (2011), was a casualty of star Mel Gibson’s tabloid troubles, causing it to bomb at the box office.