Jodie Foster is attached to direct Money Monster for film financing and sales company IM Global and Daniel Dubiecki's The Allegiance Theater, it was announced today by IM Global CEO Stuart Ford.

Money Monster is about 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, holds 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.

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Production is scheduled to start in early 2013 and the filmmakers will go out to cast immediately. Daniel Dubiecki (Up in the Air, Juno, Thank You for Smoking) will produce.