Sony has released the first trailer for their upcoming Money Monster. The Jodie Foster (yes, that Jodie Foster) directed drama thriller stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts as a bombastic TV personality and his ace Producer. After the mysterious crash of a high tech stock, an investor (Jack O’Connell) takes Gates (Clooney) and his crew hostage live on air. From there, Gates and Fenn (Roberts) must not only find a way to stay alive, but uncover the truth.
On paper, this film is just solid. The film would’ve been good with just Clooney and Roberts on board, but adding talent such as this supporting cast is always a good thing; Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, and Giancarlo Esposito among others. While the following trailer does a good job of getting you to want to see the film, it just gives away way to damn much. See for yourself:
It’s a very compelling and interesting story, I’ll give it that. But, I feel like I’ve just seen the entire movie. Now as with every trailer and movie, we just don’t know how much or little is exactly shown, but it sure as hell feels like we’ve just seen the film from beginning to end. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll definitely be checking out the film when it’s released, it looks like a solid drama thriller with some potentially great performances. I’m just a bit worried this trailer ruined some of the movies better moments and twists.
In the taut and tense thriller Money Monster, Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor (Jack O’Connell) takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive while simultaneously uncovering the truth behind a tangle of big money lies.
Money Monster opens May 13th, 2016. Directed by Jodie Foster starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, and Giancarlo Esposito.