- RatedM18 /GenreDrama, Thriller
Ahead of the world premiere of 'Money Monster', which is screening out of competition at the Cannes film festival, actors George Clooney and Julia Roberts and their director Jodie Foster on Wednesday (May 11) talked about the financial comedy thriller.
In the film, Clooney plays Lee Gates, the irreverent presenter of a financial television whose live programme, overseen by Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) is hijacked by a young man (Jack O'Connell) who has lost everything by following the show's quirky financial advice.
Clooney's father was a television news anchor and the actor believes that television news journalism has changed over the years.
The film is directed by Jodie Foster, who has left her acting career behind her to focus on production. 'Money Monster' also tackles the role that technology plays in people's lives when a glitch in an algorithm causes a company's stock to crash.
'Money Monster' opens in Singapore 12 May 2016.