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

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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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