Jodie Foster last directed The Beaver, which I really enjoyed, and now she has picked her newest project. Variety reports that the actor/director is attached to direct the indie drama Money Monster.
Grimm's Alan DiFiore wrote the script with Jim Kouf (National Treasure). The film follows "a TV personality whose insider trading tips have made him the money guru of Wall Street. When a viewer who lost all of his family's money on a bad tip from the money expert decides to hold him hostage on air, ratings soar as the entire country tunes into this media frenzy."
Money Monster will be produced by Daniel Dubiecki, who received a best picture Oscar nomination for Up in the Air. Casting will begin immediately, with production scheduled to start early next year.
This will be Foster's fourth directing job. She also directed Home for the Holidays and Little Man Tate. She recently starred in Carnage and will star opposite Matt Damon in Neill Blomkamp's Elysium. Foster is a great actor and a solid director. I am interested in seeing what she does with this material.