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Money Monster

MONEY MONSTER

Available on Digital on 19 September – Out on Blu-ray^™ & DVD 3 October
Bonus Materials Include Deleted Scenes & Three Featurettes

Academy Award^® winners George Clooney (Best Supporting Actor, Syriana, 2005) and Julia Roberts (Best Actress, Erin Brockovich, 2000) reteam for MONEY MONSTER, the intense and exciting conspiracy thriller set against a ticking clock. Clooney plays a financial TV host put into an extreme situation when he and his producer (Roberts) are taken hostage by an irate investor. Also starring are Jack O’Connell (Unbroken), Dominic West (“The Wire”), Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”) and Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”). Directed by two-time Best Actress Oscar^® winner Jodie Foster (The Accused, 1988; The Silence of the Lambs, 1991), MONEY MONSTER arrives on Digital 19 September and Blu-ray^® and DVD October 3 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The Blu-ray, DVD and Digital releases come loaded with bonus material, including deleted scenes, a music video for Dan the Automator’s (feat. Del the Funky Homosapien) “What Makes the World Go ‘Round (MONEY!)” and three behind-the-scenes featurettes. “George Clooney, The Money Man” featurette gives an intimate look at Clooney and how he created the bigger-than-life character of Lee Gates. Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster and his other costars also weigh with their opinion on Clooney’s performance. “Inside The Pressure Cooker” follows Jodie Foster and how she led her cast and crew to achieve this waiting-for-it-all-to-blow experience. From the unique approach of shooting the TV studio sequences in order, to carefully crafting the set to best capture the feeling of a live broadcast, this behind-the-scenes perspective accents the cast, genre and key artists involved in making the film; “Analysis of a Scene – The Showdown” goes in-depth for a look at how the filmmakers shot the
climactic scene in the film.

Synopsis:
In the real-time, high-stakes thriller, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer, Patty, who are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O’Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today’s fast-paced, high-tech global markets.

Directed by Jodie Foster from a story by Alan DiFiore & Jim Kouf and a screenplay by Jamie Linden and Alan DiFiore & Jim Kouf, MONEY MONSTER was produced by Daniel Dubiecki, Lara Alameddine, George Clooney and Grant Heslov. The film was executive produced by Kerry Orent, Tim Crane, Regina K. Scully and Ben Waisbren.

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Bonus Materials Include:
* Deleted Scenes
* Three Featurettes:
+ “Inside the Pressure Cooker”
+ “George Clooney: The Money Man”
+ “Analysis of a Scene – The Showdown”
* Dan the Automator (feat. Del the Funky Homosapien) “What Makes the World Go ‘Round (MONEY!)” Music Video

MONEY MONSTER has a run time of approximately 1 hour 38 minutes and is rated 15.
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ABOUT SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

Alex Moss Editor

Alex Moss’ obsession with film began the moment he witnessed the Alien burst forth from John Hurt’s stomach. It was perhaps ill-advised to witness this aged 6 but much like the beast within Hurt, he became infected by a parasite called ‘Movies’. Rarely away from his computer or a big screen, as he muses on Cinematic Deities, Alex is “more machine now than man. His mind is twisted and evil”. Email: alex.moss@filmjuice.com

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