IM Global and The Allegiance Theater will jointly finance and produce the drama and IM Global will handle sales.

Money Monster is scheduled to begin production in early 2013 and centres on a TV personality who dispenses insider trading tips and is held hostage on air by a viewer who loses all his money.

Foster’s previously directed The Beaver, Home For The Holidays andLittle Man Tate. The Allegiance Theater’s Daniel Dubiecki will produce.