Jodie Foster has been hired to direct Money Monster, The Playlist has reported.

The actress turned director, who last helmed the poorly received The Beaver, will direct the financial drama from a script penned by Alan DiFiore and Jim Kouf.

Money Monster (title change, please) will center on Lee Cates, a TV money mastermind, who is taking hostage live on air by Kyle, a seemingly ordinary man who lost all his money on account of advise provided by Lee.

Financing for the film is coming together, with an aim to start production early next year.

Foster will next be seen opposite Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley in Elysium, writer-director Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9.