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,