Clooney to Tackle Wall Street Bailouts in New Film
George Clooney's history with drugs and women will prevent him from ever running for office, but his past won't stop him from trying to influence public thought through film.
From his efforts in Darfur, to his performance in the gripping - and depressing - Syriana, Clooney has never shied away from tackling politically-tinged ventures. Now the actor is setting his sights on one of the most shameful chapters in Wall Street's long history: the government bailouts of 2008.
According to a Variety report , Clooney is on board to produce – and possibly direct – a film based on the 2009 Washington Post article "The $700 Billion Man."
Todd Wagner and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's 2929 Entertainment optioned the rights to Laura Blumenfeld's 2009 article about TARP mastermind Neel Kashkari, who helped develop the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which bailed out the big banks following the economic collapse in 2008.As the Senior Editor of Advanced Trading, Justin Grant plays a key role in steering the magazine's coverage of the latest issues affecting the buy-side trading community. Since joining Advanced Trading in 2010, Grant's news analysis has touched on everything from the latest ... View Full Bio