The Coen brothers are gearing up for production on their next outing, “Hail, Caesar!,” set to begin filming on Monday in studios and on location in Los Angeles, Variety reports.
The film stars George Clooney as Baird Whitlock, a 1950s Hollywood fixer who cleans up the messes of other movie stars. The film costars Ralph Fiennes, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton (who we interviewed here), Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill.
Back in Winter 2013, in the days of “Inside Llewyn Davis,” the Coens told us in our Q&A that “Caesar” is “about the movie business and life and religion and faith.” Swinton says it’s definitely a comedy. The film will reunite the Coens with both Clooney — who has starred in their more comedic fare including “O Brother Where Art Thou,” “Burn After Reading” and “Intolerable Cruelty” — and Brolin, who played Llewelyn Moss in “No Country For Old Men.”
Check out our ranking of the Coens’ oeuvre here; meanwhile, they wrote the most recent draft of Angelina Jolie’s Christmas entry “Unbroken,” adapted from the Laura Hillenbrand novel, and also have an upcoming collaboration with Steven Spielberg.
Universal Pictures will release the show business comedy on Friday, February 5, 2016. This is the Coens’ eighth collaboration with Working Title. Mike Zoss production is also on board.