His last directorial piece, 1920s American football film Leatherheads in 2008, received mixed reviews, but it is looking likely that George Clooney will be taking on $700 Billion Man as his next project, a film based on a newspaper article written by The Washington Post’s Laura Blumenfeld about the 2008 bank bailout.
Variety reports that Clooney’s own production company, Smoke House, will be behind the movie project which tells the story of Neel Kashkari, the US Treasury official whose Troubled Asset Relief Program was responsible for helping to bail the banks out after 2008. After this event, Kashkari stopped working for the government and inhabited a cabin in California with his wife.
It wouldn’t be surpising if Clooney decided to star in this one, after playing the role of Fred Friendly in his warmly received Good Night, and Good Luck from 2005, as well as casting himself in Leatherheads. He is already set to produce the 2008 bailout story, and is currently in the progress of writing, producing, and directing political drama, The Ides of March.