News of the Coen Brothers’ next movie, Hail, Caesar has been slowly dripping out for a few months now, and my god do those guys know how to put together a cast. If you’re not familiar with the movie yet, take a look at this press release that came out today:
Four-time Oscar®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct HAIL, CAESAR!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill, HAIL, CAESAR! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.The movie has also gotten a release date of February 5, 2016. Word is that the Charmingest Potato will play a “Gene Kelly-esque actor” (dancing!), Ralph Fiennes will play a studio director named Laurence Lorenz, and the Goddess Swinton will play “a powerful gossip columnist.” I see some fast-paced walk-and-talks in our future. And given the era, if I were a betting woman, I’d put good money on seeing Clooney in a fancy hat.