In the Jodie Foster-directed thriller, Clooney plays Lee Gates, a TV finance guru, who hosts a popular show produced by Roberts' character, Patty Fenn. Gates is forced to dig deeper when a disgruntled viewer (Jack O'Connell) holds the set hostage during a live taping after losing a fortune by gambling on one of Gates' stock recommendations. What Gates finds is corruption that goes all the way to the top.
What Gates finds is corruption that goes all the way to the top.
"I think it's a story about all of us feeling in control and not in control of our own lives," Roberts says in a behind-the-scenes clip.
Roberts goes on to explain her character's goal in the film, saying, "She is trying to stay calm and collected and connected to Lee [Clooney] to keep him calm and understand what's going on in the studio, and at the same time trying to find the people and try to find out what's really going on."