Jodie Foster will direct a new Wall Street drama called Money Monster.

Award-winning actress Jodie Foster is to step behind the camera for the third time for her next movie project when she collaborates with executive Daniel Dubiecki, who is known for producing award-winning films Up in the Air and Juno.

She will be directing Money Monster which will tell the fictional story of Lee Gates, a television personality who is also a Wall Street hot shot thanks to years of insider trading tips.

Gates finds himself in hot water when a viewer who loses his entire fortune thanks to a bad tip holds him hostage on live television.

Shooting on Money Monster is due to begin in early 2013.