George Clooney, Jack O’Connell and Julia Roberts MONEY MONSTER

Foster’s financial drama fills outs main cast..

George Clooney (‘The Monuments Men,’ ‘Tomorrowland’) will topline Jodie Foster’s next directorial effort ‘Money Monster,’ with British actor Jack O’ Connell (’71,’ ‘300: Rise of an Empire’) and Julia Roberts (‘The Secret in Their Eyes’) in talks to co-star.

Scripted by Alan DiFore and Jim Kouf, film finds Clooney playing 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.

‘Unbroken’ star O’ Connell would play the outraged viewer, with Clooney’s ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ co-star Roberts playing Gats’ producer (Roberts).

Production is set to kick off in the spring,