George Clooney Planning Bailout Film

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George Clooney has his sights set on the story of the 2008 government bailouts, Variety is reporting. He is set to produce a narrative based on the actual events and may be planning to direct as well.

The film will specifically be based on a 2009 Washington Post article by Laura Blumenfeld entitled “The $700 Billion Man” (which you can read here). Zach Helm, who wrote Stranger Than Fiction and both wrote and directed Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, is set to adapt the article for the screen.

Clooney just wrapped principal photography on his next directorial effort, The Ides of March, based on the stage play “Farragut North.” That film is scheduled for an October 14th release.