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TriStar Acquires Jodie Foster’s Money Monster

4 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In terms of performers-turned-filmmakers, they don’t come much bigger than Jodie Foster and George Clooney. Between them, they are responsible for some of the more interesting and satisfying TV and film projects of the last few years – from episodes of Orange Is The New Black and House Of Cards (Foster), to movies like Good Night And Good Luck and The Ides Of March (Clooney). The prospect of these two talents collaborating is an exciting one, to say the least – so it comes as no surprise that Money Monster is already heading straight for ‘highly anticipated’ status, with studios clambering for a piece of the action. TriStar now seems to have won that battle, with a financing package of $30 million.

Written by Jim Kouf, Alan Difiore and Jamie Linden, the timely story sees Clooney play the host of a financial TV show famous for insider trading tips. When a viewer »

- Sarah Myles

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TriStar wins Jodie Foster's 'Money Monster' starring George Clooney

10 hours ago | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, July 26: TriStar Pictures has acquired the worldwide rights of Jodie Foster's thriller 'Money Monster' movie.

George Clooney will portray the role of TV personality who would be held hostage on air by a man who lost all his money on a bad tip, the Hollywood Reporter reported.

Jamie Linden wrote the screenplay, while Jim Kouf and Alan Difiore penned previous drafts. Led by Tom Rothman, TriStar has become competitive in scooping up prime hot properties. Money Monster would be made for 30 million dollars. (Ani) »

- Diksha Singh

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TriStar Acquires Jodie Foster's Money Monster, Starring George Clooney

13 hours ago | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions has acquired the worldwide rights and given the go ahead to Money Monster, a fast-paced, character-driven thriller written by Jamie Linden. Daniel Dubiecki, who worked with Clooney on Up in the Air, and Lara Alameddine developed the script along with Jodie Foster, who will direct the film. Dubiecki and Alameddine's The Allegiance Theater will produce together with Clooney and his Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov. Alan Difore and Jim Kouf wrote the original draft of the script. Principal photography is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2015. »

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Truth Tell: Barbara Harris is Underappreciated

16 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

A Happy 79th birthday to Barbara Harris. She hasn't acted in such a long time but she was often just wonderful on the screen with unique rhythm, energy and comic ability.

I'm not sure that anything about Alfred Hitchcock's Family Plot (Hitch's last feature in 1976) totally works but if you could argue that any of it does it's either the cemetery scene or anything involving Barbara Harris's performance as a con-artist psychic. The movie is frustrating since it feels half formed and its inarguably flabby:  every time you need the editing too tighten it up which would have made everything, including the memorable actors (Karen Black and Bruce Dern are also on hand), pop. It just keeps the scene going.

Barbara Harris's largest claim to fame these days is her Golden Globe nominated work in the original Freaky Friday (1976) wherein she switched bodies with her tomboy »

- NATHANIEL R

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Clooney, Foster Team On "Money Monster"

17 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

TriStar Pictures has committed to finance and globally distribute the Jodie Foster-directed new thriller "Money Monster".

The $30 million project stars George Clooney as one of those TV financial gurus who finds himself and the staff of his show held hostage at gunpoint by a man who lost all his family's money on one of the financial whiz's bad tips.

Jamie Linden wrote the screenplay penned the most recent draft which has drawn comparisons to the classic "Network". Foster, Clooney, Grant Heslov, Dan Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine will produce.

Filming aims to begin in the first quarter of next year.

Source: Screen »

- Garth Franklin

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Money Monster lands at Tristar

18 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tom Rothman’s Tristar Productions has taken a major project off the independent table and acquired worldwide rights to the thriller in which Jodie Foster will direct George Clooney.

Jamie Linden wrote the screenplay about a broadcaster caught in a tangle of high finance lies after he is held at gunpoint live on air.

The project had been set up at Im Global before CEO Stuard Ford put it into turnaround.

Alan Difore and Jim Kouf wrote an earlier draft of the script. Sources in the business have drawn parallels with Sidney Lumet’s 1976 drama Network.

Dan Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine developed the project with Foster and will produce together with Clooney and his Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov.

Principal photography is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2015.

“It is impossible to resist saying that we at TriStar hit the talent jackpot today,” said TriStar Productions chairman Tom Rothman. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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George Clooney’s ‘Money Monster’ Set Up at TriStar

20 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

TriStar Pictures will finance and release “Money Monster,” starring George Clooney as a stock picker held hostage on TV.

Jodi Foster is directing the project from Jamie Linden’s script, in which the hostage taker is a man who lost his money after following the tout’s advice — and threatens to kill him if the cameras are turned off.

Plans are for production in the spring after Clooney completes shooting on “Hail Caesar” for the Coens.

Producers are The Allegiance Theater’s Daniel Dubiecki, Lara Alameddine and Smokehouse’s Clooney and Grant Heslov. “Money Monster” has a budget of $30 million.

Clooney will be seen next in Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” which Disney will release in May.

Foster, who’s been attached to “Money Monster” since 2012, has directed “The Beaver” starring Mel Gibson, “Home for the Holidays” and “Little Man Tate.”

TriStar, headed by Tom Rothman in a joint venture with Sony, »

- Dave McNary

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Jodie Foster's ‘Money Monster’ Starring George Clooney Lands at TriStar

20 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tom Rothman's TriStar Pictures is nearing a deal to acquire Jodie Foster‘s financial drama “Money Monster,” which will star George Clooney as a Jim Cramer-esque TV personality who is taken hostage live on the air, TheWrap has learned. TriStar beat out Focus Features for the film with its generous offer to finance “Money Monster” for $30 million. Open Road was also in the mix for the hot title. Also read: George Clooney Eyed to Star in Jodie Foster's Financial Drama ‘Money Monster’ (Exclusive) As TheWrap first reported, much to his publicist's chagrin (don't worry, we still love you Stan! »

- Jeff Sneider

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Jodie Foster's George Clooney Thriller Lands at TriStar

21 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

TriStar Pictures has beat out several other studios to finance and distribute Jodie Foster's thriller Money Monster, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The film will star George Clooney. Photos 'Monuments Men' Premiere: George Clooney, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett Take Manhattan The project — quite timely given the lingering economic problems plaguing the nation — centers on a TV personality dubbed the money guru of Wall Street (Clooney). When a man loses all his family's money on a bad tip, he holds the anchor and his entire show hostage on air, threatening to kill him if he does not get the stock

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- Tatiana Siegel

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TriStar Wins Auction For $30 Million Jodie Foster-George Clooney Pic ‘Money Monster’

22 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: In a whopping deal, Tom Rothman’s TriStar Pictures has won the right to finance and release the $30 million budget Money Monster, a Jodie Foster-directed thriller that will star George Clooney as a Jim Cramer-like TV stock tout who is held hostage on air by a man who followed the huckster’s advice, lost his money and put his young family in precarious straits. Jamie Linden wrote the script. The thriller takes on a Network-like sensibility in that the hostage-taker warns he’ll execute the smooth-talking stock tipper the moment cameras are turned off, and the nation becomes obsessed with the […] »

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Emmys: Kerry Washington, Laverne Cox and 8 More Breakthrough Contenders

25 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Race: Directing For A Comedy Series Breakthrough Contender Jodie Foster In 2013, Modern Family helmer and Friends veteran Gail Mancuso quietly made history as the first broadcast TV woman to win this category. She is back in the race this year, joined by newly minted TV director Jodie Foster, who is nominated for helming the Orange Is the New Black episode "Lesbian Request Denied." Sure, voters can't help but gush over Oscar winners, but Foster's inclusion -- the first female directing nominee for a one-hour comedy contender -- "is an indicator that the playing field for women in comedy [is

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- Stacey Wilson

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‘Hannibal’ Producers Explain When Clarice Starling Enters Show, Who Survived Season 2

24 July 2014 6:29 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

As part of the prehistory leading up to the film “Silence of the Lambs,” NBC's “Hannibal” producers tackled the big question: When will the show's events meet with the movie and when will Clarice Starling, the FBI newbie played spectacularly by Jodie Foster, enter the series. The TV series is based on (and the producers have rights to) “Hannibal,” “Hannibal Rising” and “The Red Dragon” novels by Thomas Harris. At the pace the series is going and in the way it's jumping through the novels, according to producer Martha DeLaurentis at Thursday's San Diego Comic-Con panel, the events of the. »

- Jethro Nededog

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A True Maverick: Top 10 Films of James Garner (1928-2014)

20 July 2014 3:53 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Indeed it is sad news to acknowledge the passing of Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor James Garner (1928-2014). The Hollywood icon Garner has endured a remarkable show business career during a five-plus decade stretch as he has entertained generations of TV and film audiences throughout the ages. Upon the death of this immensely likable leading man on both the small and big screen many are probably wondering about their mortality at this point. After all, you either grew up with James Garner as a peer or spent your childhood watching him in your living rooms on the boob tube or at the local movie theater.

Although the majority of folks associate Garner with television from his first western series Maverick in the 1950′s to his landmark role as ex-con Pi Jim Rockford in the 1970′s The Rockford Files (some teens and young adults may recall his brief stint as grandfather Jim »

- Frank Ochieng

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James Garner has Died at the Age of 86

20 July 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Actor James Garner has died at the age of 86, reportedly of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Garner was probably best known for his television shows "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files", though his presence on film won't go overlooked especially in such films as The Great Escape, Grand Prix, Sayonara, The Americanization of Emily, Victor/Victoria, The Notebook and Space Cowboys. My personal experience with Garner's work is limited to only a couple of the films mentioned above, but perhaps mostly when he appeared as the father to Mel Gibson in the feature film version of Maverick, co-starring Jodie Foster. Garner was something of an everyman performer, nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in 1986 for Murphy's Romance, three-time Golden Globe winner, though never for his most popular roles, two-time Emmy winner and most recently, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild »

- Brad Brevet

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Appreciating the relaxed genius of the late James Garner

20 July 2014 1:10 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There have arguably been bigger stars in television history than the late James Garner, but none who ever made it look quite so easy. Garner, who reportedly died in his home on Saturday at the age of 86, first hit it big in 1957 with "Maverick," a comical Western in which he played Bret Maverick, a Wild West cardsharp who was as quick on the draw as he was with a quip. At a time when TV was dominated by Westerns — and very solemn ones, at that — Garner was happy to play the same material lighter, to occasionally be the clown or the guy who gets punched in the face, and yet always made it clear  that Maverick could easily kill you if he wanted to — it just wasn't his preferred way of doing things. Garner left Maverick after only a few seasons (and had spent much of that time alternating episodes »

- Alan Sepinwall

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“Hey, Glad You Won But…”: Top 10 Nominees Deprived of Oscar Gold in Favor of Another Contender

19 July 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The knock on the Academy Awards throughout the years always seem to be how certain actors, directors and films are snubbed in favor of other chosen nominations. Sometimes the justification for these overlooked selections in performances and motion pictures are warranted. Many will agree that a lot of injustices have been committed based on how some Oscar-worthy selections were slighted.

Has anyone ever considered the equal possibilities of omission when one Oscar nominee wins the  golden statuette over another nominee that one thought was more deserving for the victory? There have been numerous instances when observers who have witnessed an Oscar win thought that their competitor should have received it instead. It is only human nature to have an opinion as to feel who should have claimed Oscar gold as opposed to the fellow nominee that actually accomplished the goal.

Let us look at the top ten instances where it »

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The Emmys are gayer than ever: 'The Normal Heart,' 'Orange Is the New Black' and ...

15 July 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

It wasn't long ago that shows like "Ellen" and "Will & Grace" made history for the Lgbt community at the Emmys, but gay, lesbian, and transgender visibility made further strides in 2014. -Break- Below-the-line Emmy nods may foretell Best Comedy win for 'Orange is the New Black' "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox made headlines as the first openly transgender acting nominee at the Emmys; she's nominated for Best Comedy Guest Actress alongside co-stars Uzo Aduba and Natasha Lyonne. "Orange" as a whole presents a progressive view of sexuality, and its six nominated actors play roles including straight (Red, played by Kate Mulgrew), bisexual (Piper, played by Taylor Schilling), and gay (Aduba as Crazy Eyes and Lyonne as Nicky Nichols), in addition to Cox's groundbreaking role as transgender inmate Sophia Burset. Also, Jodie Foster, who came out as gay more or less officially at the Golden Glo...' »

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The Emmys are gayer than ever: 'Orange Is the New Black,' 'Normal Heart' ...

15 July 2014 3:53 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

It wasn't long ago that shows like "Ellen" and "Will & Grace" made history for the Lgbt community at the Emmys, but gay, lesbian, and transgender visibility made further strides in 2014. -Break- Below-the-line Emmy nods may foretell Best Comedy win for 'Orange is the New Black' "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox made headlines as the first openly transgender acting nominee at the Emmys; she's nominated for Best Comedy Guest Actress alongside co-stars Uzo Aduba and Natasha Lyonne. "Orange" as a whole presents a progressive view of sexuality, and its six nominated actors play roles including straight (Red, played by Kate Mulgrew), bisexual (Piper, played by Taylor Schilling), and gay (Aduba as Crazy Eyes and Lyonne as Nicky Nichols), in addition to Cox's groundbreaking role as transgender inmate Sophia Burset. Also, Jodie Foster, who came out as gay more or less officiall...' »

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Diane Keaton: The Top 25 (Best Actress)

14 July 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

It’s almost over folks. Yes, this penultimate time around I’ll be tackling one of the very biggest of the big eight categories, one of the only two left. This one is arguably the second or third biggest of them all…it’s the Best Actress field. This is really about as prestigious a category as there is ladies and gentlemen, give or take how you stack Picture/Director/Actor. I could go on and on in preparation right now, waxing poetic, but at this point I know how the game works here for everyone. You all mostly just want to see the lists that I do anyhow, so I have no problem obliging you good people there in that particular regard once again. All you have to do is just be patient over the next paragraph or two and you’ll get the goods front and center for your reading pleasure… »

- Joey Magidson

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Diane Keaton: The Top 25 (Best Actress)

14 July 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

It’s almost over folks. Yes, this penultimate time around I’ll be tackling one of the very biggest of the big eight categories, one of the only two left. This one is arguably the second or third biggest of them all…it’s the Best Actress field. This is really about as prestigious a category as there is ladies and gentlemen, give or take how you stack Picture/Director/Actor. I could go on and on in preparation right now, waxing poetic, but at this point I know how the game works here for everyone. You all mostly just want to see the lists that I do anyhow, so I have no problem obliging you good people there in that particular regard once again. All you have to do is just be patient over the next paragraph or two and you’ll get the goods front and center for your reading pleasure… »

- Joey Magidson

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