The stars shared personal stories in support of immigration and freedom of expression at UTA event.
Jack O'Connell is just anonymous enough — for now, anyway — that unfamiliar viewers who see Money Monster are going to be stunned to discover he was brought up in Derby, England. The 25-year-old Brit nails the Queens accent, along with the borough’s blue-collar sensibilities, as Kyle Budwell, a man so enraged by a bad, savings-depleting stock tip that he takes hostage the TV financial guru (George Clooney) responsible for the bum advice. O'Connell has earned acclaim in a series of low-budget British-produced films like This Is England, Starred Up, and ‘71.
The latest damning study has been released as the industry awaits findings from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s ongoing investigation into the discrimination of women directors. While Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, among others, has given lengthy testimony to the feds, there’s one prominent women director who has not been contacted: Jodie Foster. Although director and Oscar-winning actress exclusively tells Yahoo Movies that she has not been asked to speak with the EEOC, she has plenty to say about Hollywood’s culture of big-studio boys clubs.
George Clooney is having an epically bad day. As you can see in the exclusive first trailer above, the plot follows Clooney’s Lee Gates, an amped-up Wall Street wizard (think CNBC’s Jim Cramer) whose TV show gets hijacked by a disgruntled viewer, Kyle Budwell (Jack O'Connell). “This poor guy Kyle put the only amount of money he has in one stock and loses everything in nine minutes,” Foster tells Yahoo Movies.