WATCH: George Clooney Taken Hostage in First Trailer for ‘Money Monster’

The first trailer for Sony Pictures’ Money Monster was released online this week.

The official synopsis states:

Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor (Jack O’Connell) takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive while simultaneously uncovering the truth behind a tangle of big money lies.

Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito, and Caitriona Balfe co-star. Jodie Foster directs off of a script from Jamie Linden, Alan DiFiore, and Jim Kouf.

Money Monster is in theaters May 16. Check out the first trailer above.

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