“Mad Money”: Holmes, Latifah and Keaton steal the show

 
 

I have to admit, my first thought
on seeing this picture of Katie Holmes was, "At last, she
can find her Helen."

But no, Katie has not become
a bad girl — yet. She does, however, play a girl gone wrong in the movie Mad Money, in which she stars with Queen
Latifah
and Diane Keaton.

Mad Money is the story
of three janitors at the Federal Reserve who plot to steal money that
is scheduled for destruction. Arthur Frobisher
Ted Danson also stars. The movie is based on the British film Hot
Money
, which was based on a true story.

Mad Money is Holmes'
first film since the birth of her daughter, Suri. She turned down Dark Knight, the sequel to
Batman Begins
, to take on the role of Jackie. According to director Callie Khouri, the movie brings
out a comedic side of Holmes that fans have not seen before. I'm just
glad she's back.

Keaton plays Bridget, a woman
forced into the workforce (I just realized why it's called a workforce)
after her husband (Danson) loses his job. She finally accepts the only
job she can get — cleaning the Federal Reserve Bank. And she is radiant,
as usual.

Latifah
is Nina
, "a
hard-working single mom with two kids to raise." Doesn't she always
play that role?

Mad Money opens January
18 and I'll be there. If you have Starz, you can see sneak peeks of
film footage on Starz Movie News once a month from now until release.
But you can enjoy the trailer now.

What do you think of the trailer?
Will you see Mad Money? Are you glad to see Katie back onscreen?
And how does Diane Keaton get more beautiful every year?

 
 

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