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Money Monster will centre around bombastic TV personality Lee Gates (Clooney), who offers money advice on his hit show.
O'Connell plays Kyle Budwell - a struggling worker who hatches a kidnap plot to take Gates hostage live on air.
Esposito, who played Gustavo 'Gus' Fring on the AMC drama, will star as NYPD Captain Marcus Powell - the officer in charge of the hostage situation - reports Deadline.
Filming for Money Monster is already under way.
Esposito was previously confirmed to star in the forthcoming Maze Runner sequel.
Giancarlo Esposito, known by Breaking Bad fans as the villainous Gus Fring, is continuing his transition into big-screen features with TriStar’s next star-studded drama. Directed by Jodie Foster, Money Monster has slowly been collecting A-listers to populate what’s expected to be a serious awards contender.
Written by Jim Kouf, Alan Difiore and Jamie Linden, the film delves into the world of insider trading through gregarious television personality Lee Gates (George Clooney). On his show, Money Monster, he offers stock market hints and tips to members of the public and miscalculates an estimate – causing stock to plummet. One member of the public whom is extremely dissatisfied with Gates’ behavior storms the TV studio with a gun in tow. The disgruntled man, Kyle Budwell – thought to be played by Unbroken‘s Jack O’Connell – holds Gates at gunpoint, demanding that he enforce a profitable stock rise by the end of the day, »
- Gem Seddon
With George Clooney and Julia Roberts in place as leads, Jodie Foster has been gathering the ensemble she needs around them for new, finance-flavoured drama Money Monster. Her newest recruit is prolific character actor and Breaking Bad veteran Giancarlo Esposito.Money Monster features Clooney as Lee Gates, a loud, gregarious financial TV host who offers stock advice on his eponymous hit cable TV show in a style that would probably make Robert Peston blanch. Roberts will be Nancy Fenn, the director and executive producer of the show.When Gates makes a bad call on a trade and throws a company’s future into doubt, Kyle Budwell (Jack O’Connell) a blue-collar worker sick of the damage still being done by Wall Street, decides to take Gates hostage on air to increase a stock’s value and expose the corruption behind the financial market. Esposito will be NYPD Captain Marcus Powell, »
Giancarlo Esposito, who will next be seen in Fox’s second film in its Ya franchise The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, has joined the cast of Jodie Foster’s Money Monster with George Clooney and Julia Roberts. He will portray Captain Marcus Powell, the NYPD lead officer in charge of the situation with a gunman holding a TV stock tip announcer named Lee Gates (Clooney) hostage. The project was scooped up in 2014 by TriStar in one of its biggest deals of the year. Esposito… »
4 items from 2015
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