Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a sort of guru on monetary points broadcasts on tv and is getting ready to make a brand new version of his extremely profitable present, “Money Monster”. Less than 24 hours earlier, shares of Clear Capital IBIS inexplicably have failed on account of an error in algorithm buying and selling with losses of about 800 million dollars for traders on this firm.
Lee deliberate to interview him IBIS CEO, Walt Camby (Dominic West), on the dramatic collapse, however it went unexpectedly to a enterprise journey to Geneva. Halfway situation a courier enters the plateau, take a gun and takes the Gates hostage, forcing it to place an explosive vest. “Courier” is, in actuality, a employee named Kyle Budwell (Jack A’Connell) who invested and misplaced 60 thousand dollars – accounting for all the cash inherited from his deceased mom – in IBIS.
The funding got here on account of public help that Gates needed to the corporate a month earlier, throughout his present. Kyle together with most buyers misplaced all the pieces and now needs clear solutions concerning the crash. If not get them, he’ll detonate the vest Gates after which commit suicide. With the assistance of producer of his present, Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts), Gates tried to calm him down Kyle and to supply solutions and desires them, however they aren’t so simply achieved as hoped and the threads of a conspiracy start to put.