George Clooney and Grant Heslov's production company is set to produce a Wall Street bailout film based on the 2009 Washington Post article The $700 Billion Man, with George Clooney having an eye to direct.
The film is based on Laura Blumenfeld's article about TARP mastermind Neel Kashkari, a top official under then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, who helped develop the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, which bailed out the big banks following the economic collapse in 2008. Neel Kashkari subsequently left Washington and moved to an isolated cabin in Northern California.
Zach Helm has been tapped to write the pic.
No production date has been set.