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Jodie Foster has found her next directing project that hopefully won't suddenly implode because its star begins screaming about blowjobs and black people, signing on to helm the drama Money Monster. Unfortunately, though her previous films have all displayed a reassuring literalism—Little Man Tate featured a little man named "Tate;" the people in Home For The Holidays were, indeed, home for the holidays; there was a non-euphemistic beaver in The Beaver—Money Monster is apparently a metaphor, concerning a Jim Cramer-type who uses insider trading tips to become a Wall Street big shot, only to be held hostage »
Directorial followup to The Beaver will be live-on-tv hostage drama in which share tipster is targeted by a viewer
Undaunted by the controversy that engulfed her last directorial effort, The Beaver, Jodie Foster has signed up to what is hoped to be her fourth outing in the director's chair, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The indie thriller Money Monster is described as a live-on-tv hostage drama in which a share tipster becomes the victim of a viewer burned by one of his recommendations. There is no word on projected casting, but the project is being produced through powerful film finance outfit Im Global.
Foster returned to directing in 2011 with The Beaver after a 16-year break – her previous credit was Home for the Holidays in 1995. The Beaver's reception was severely affected by revelations about its star, Mel Gibson, after filming was completed, including the release of a tape alleged to »
- Andrew Pulver
Jodie Foster’s first three films as a director have been, at their core, family tales — 1991′s Little Man Tate followed a mother and her genius son; 1995′s Home for the Holidays chronicled a dysfunctional family’s wild Thanksgiving; and 2011′s The Beaver traced how one man’s twisted psyche affects his entire family.
For her next step behind the camera, it appears Foster is in the mood for something rather different.
The two-time Oscar-winning actress is attached to helm the financial media thriller Money Monster, about Lee Gates, the host of a popular financial TV show who gets taken »
- Adam B. Vary
Jodie Foster is one busy lady. No, she’s not attached to another Carnage or something like that, we’re here to report that Foster is now on board to direct an indie drama titled Money Monster. As usual when she’s involved in some project – we’re more than interested to follow her work, so let’s get started…
It will center on 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.
Looks like hostages and Wall Street are quite popular in Hollywood these days?
Anyway, it would »
Written by Alan Difiore (“Grimm”) and Jim Kouf (“National Treasure”), story 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.
Source: Variety »
- Philip Sticco
11 October 2012 2:37 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Jodie Foster is attached to direct financial drama Money Monster for Im Global and Daniel Dubiecki's The Allegiance Theater. Foster's last directing effort was The Beaver, starring Foster opposite Mel Gibson. Foster also directed Home for the Holidays and Little Man Tate. Money Monster follows Lee Gates, a television personality whose insider trading tips make him the guru of Wall Street. That is, until he's held hostage on air by a man who has lost all of his family's money because of a bad tip. Ratings soar as the entire country tunes in to find out just how much a
- Pamela McClintock
Jodie Foster looks to have settled on her directorial follow-up to 2011’s The Beaver. Variety reports that Foster is now attached to helm the indie drama Money Monster. The story centers on Lee Gates, “a TV personality whose insider trading tips have made him the money guru of Wall Street. When Kyle, a viewer who lost all of his family's money on a bad tip from Lee, decides to hold Lee hostage on air, ratings soar as the entire country tunes in to this media frenzy to find out just how much a man's life is worth.” Alan Difiore (Grimm) and Jim Koufe (National Treasure) wrote the script. Foster is no stranger behind the camera, as she previously helmed Home for the Holidays and Little Man Tate in addition to last year's The Beaver. She’ll next be seen onscreen in director Neil Blomkamp’s sci-fi film Elysium opposite Matt Damon, »
- Adam Chitwood
It’s Thanksgiving weekend and the impending cornucopia of turkey has us thinking about our favourite movies set during this Autumn holiday. We get the jump on Americans who don’t carve their turkeys until the end of November and celebrate the fall harvest and cooler temperatures with some beloved movies at home. What makes for the best Thanksgiving-themed movies? Maybe you identify with a long weekend of travel mishaps on the way to your celebration with friends or family like the dynamic comedy duo of Steve Martin and John Candy in Planes, Trains and Automobiles. And hopefully your meal isn’t as awkward as the Hood family’s Thanksgiving in The Ice Storm. So whether you’re just trying to make it through a meal full of your family’s crazy antics like Holly Hunter in Home for the Holidays or cooking a turkey for the first time like »
- Rachel West
Jodie Foster will direct and produce an upcoming drama pilot for Showtime. The project, called "Angie's Body," focuses on a sexy and dangerous woman who leads a family crime syndicate.
The project is Foster's first directorial effort for TV, Deadline reports.
A two-time Oscar winner for acting, Foster has put much of her focus on behind-the-scenes roles over the past several years. She has directed three feature films: "Little Man Tate," "Home for the Holidays" and "The Beaver." Foster also produced several movies, including "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys," "Waking the Dead" and "Nell" (in which she also starred).
Foster has much less experience with television directing and producing. Her only previous TV directing credit was for an episode of "Tales from the Darkside" in 1988. In 1998, she returned to an off-screen television »
Jodie Foster has teamed up with Showtime for a new drama. Foster will direct and executive produce Angie's Body, a new series about a shrewd, sexy, and deadly woman who runs a family crime syndicate, reports Deadline. Rob Fresco (Heroes and Jericho) will pen the script as well as serve as an executive producer with Foster and Russ Krasnoff. Foster has directed three films - Little Man Tate, Home for the Holidays and The Beaver - as well as an episode of the 1890s series Tales from the Darkside. Foster reportedly comforted (more) »
- By Kristina Bustos
Exclusive: In her first major behind-the-camera foray into television, Jodie Foster is set to direct and executive produce Angie’s Body, a drama project set at Showtime and produced by Sony Pictures TV. Written by Rob Fresco (Heroes, Jericho), Angie’s Body centers around a shrewd, sexy and, when necessary, lethal woman who runs a family-based crime syndicate. Foster and Fresco will executive produce the project with Sony TV-based Russ Krasnoff. Foster has been focused on directing for the past few years. While at Comic-Con promoting her latest acting vehicle, Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, Foster indicated that she was eyeing a move into cable TV. This marks the first TV directing/producing gig for Foster who helmed an episode of the 1980s syndicated anthology series Tales From the Darkside before segueing to movie directing with Little Man Tate, Home For The Holidays and Beaver. Angie’s Body reunites Foster with »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Level 33 Entertainment Is Bringing Zombies Home For The Holidays With “A Cadaver Christmas”
Level 33 Entertainment announced today that is has acquired the exclusive North American distribution rights to the holiday zombie comedy “A Cadaver Christmas.”
Level 33 Entertainment plans to release “A Cadaver Christmas” simultaneously on all home entertainment platforms on October 9, 2012.
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring audiences the hilarious and original zombie comedy, “A Cadaver Christmas,” said… More »
They're practically the same age, with names so similar they give dyslexics seizures, and both have played love interests of Julia Roberts. But Dermot Mulroney and Dylan McDermott are not the same person. We swear.
The two actors have both had steady careers, with Mulroney sticking mostly to character roles on the big screen ("Zodiac," "J. Edgar") while McDermott found fame on the boob tube starring in hit shows like "The Practice," "Dark Blue" and Ryan Murphy's current FX series "American Horror Story."
What would happen if these two went toe-to-toe for nine electrifying rounds in our ring of pop culture minutiae? With McDermott set to join Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis on the election trail in "The Campaign" this week, there's no better time than the present.
Best Movie Role
Advantage: Mulroney, »
- Max Evry
As far as moms go, mine has a pretty great sense of humor and—apart from an annoying disinclination to like any film that does not end happily—good taste in movies overall. But there is one class of movies, which I refer to as "parent comedies," where our tastes diverge. These are movies that parents everywhere find gut-bustingly funny while perhaps coaxing a minor chuckle or two from their children. "Father of the Bride" with Steve Martin, "Home for the Holidays" with Holly Hunter, "Meet the Parents" … you get the picture. They're about families, all the main characters are over 30, and they are largely devoid of jokes about sex (erectile dysfunction excepted) or drugs (Viagra excepted).So whereas my mom hates "Napoleon Dynamite," "Austin Powers," and every Will Ferrell movie ever, I don't think I've ever seen her laugh harder than during the scene in "Mrs. Doubtfire" when Robin Williams. »
- email@example.com (Pete Keeley)
The former child star has faced repeated challenges playing Carrie Mathison in Channel 4's hit Us drama series
A maverick detective is one of the oldest stock characters in popular entertainment: the drinker, the brawler, the loner who bends the rules. It is a hoary television tradition that dictates that, just as surely as the hero will eventually be given 24 hours to bring in the evidence, his domestic dynamic will revolve around whether or not his patient girlfriend, or possibly ex-wife, will put up with all the grief.
Now, however, a new stable of highly strung female detectives has taken charge of the crime scene, equipped with the sort of extreme psychological problems that rival those of the killers and terrorists they are tracking down.
- Vanessa Thorpe
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