By Adam B. Vary
Updated October 11, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
Jodi Foster
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Jodie Foster’s first three films as a director have been, at their core, family tales — 1991’s Little Man Tate followed a mother and her genius son; 1995’s Home for the Holidays chronicled a dysfunctional family’s wild Thanksgiving; and 2011’s The Beaver traced how one man’s twisted psyche affects his entire family.

For her next step behind the camera, it appears Foster is in the mood for something rather different.

The two-time Oscar-winning actress is attached to helm the financial media thriller Money Monster, about Lee Gates, the host of a popular financial TV show who gets taken hostage on live television by a viewer who lost everything thanks to a bad tip from Gates. Naturally, the ratings skyrocket.

There are no actors yet attached, but the film is set to begin filming in early 2013. Foster will next appear as an actress in the sci-fi thriller Elysium, out March 1, 2013.

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Money Monster

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