Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Clooney on the Money

George Clooney and Jack O'Connell filming Money Monster in New York's Financial District earlier this year.

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
December / January 2016

Meanwhile, in March 2016, two celebrated English actors with strong Irish roots will team up with a trio of Hollywood legends for a movie entitled Money Monster. Directed by Oscar winner Jodie Foster, Money Monster looks to be a biting satire of our money- and celebrity-obsessed culture, which also stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts. The film is about an average fellow who dumps all of his money into the stock market on the recommendation of a TV celebrity with inside information. When the stock goes south, the TV personality is threatened with death – which only leads to a spike in the ratings for his TV show. Also starring in Money Monster is Dominic West, best known for his work on acclaimed cable dramas such as The Affair and The Wire. West, though born in England, has spoken regularly about his strong Irish heritage. He attended Trinity College in Dublin, and married his wife in Limerick. Also starring in Money Monster is Jack O’Connell, who stunned audiences in the Belfast thriller ’71, and whose father was born in Kerry. ♦

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