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George Clooney Producing Wall Street Bailout Film

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Apr 14, 2011 | 8:14am EDT

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney is set to produce a Wall Street bailout picture based on a 2009 Washington Post article called The $700 Billion Man. According to Variety, the film might be developed as a potential directing gig for the actor, but there's no word yet if he'll star. The article follows TARP mastermind Neel Kashkari, a top official under then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and how he helped develop the $700 billion plan which bailed out the big banks of America following their collapse in 2008. Stranger Than Fiction scribe Zach Helm will adapt; so apparently with this film we'll learn that the whole economic crash can be attributed to one thing: Emma Thompson's voice bouncing around Will Ferrell's skull. Suddenly finance makes a little bit more sense to me.

Source: Variety

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