Jodie Foster, George Clooney’s ‘Money Monster’ to Play Cannes Film Festival

Jodie Foster’s thriller “Money Monster,” starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, will screen at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, Variety has confirmed.

The film’s inclusion has not officially been confirmed, but it appears likely that the financial thriller will screen on Thursday, the second night of the festival.

It marks a return to Cannes for Foster after her previous directorial effort, the Mel Gibson starrer “The Beaver,” screened out of competition in 2011. It is Roberts first time at Cannes.

The Sony/TriStar release stars Clooney as a financial TV personality whose program is taken hostage by a gunman (Jack O’Connell) angry over a bad stock tip, with Roberts playing the show’s producer. It’s set to open May 13 in the U.S., shortly after it plays Cannes on May 11.

An opening night film has not yet been named. Last year’s opener was French pic “Standing Tall.” Several previous openers were Hollywood titles including “Midnight in Paris,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Great Gatsby” and “Grace of Monaco.”

As previously announced, director George Miller will preside over this year’s competition jury. The Cannes Film Festival runs May 11-22.

Brent Lang contributed to this report. 

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