The Coen brothers can be pretty hit & miss for me. But everything that I’ve seen of “Hail, Caesar!” has me eagerly looking forward to it. For one, all the footage shown so far is funny as hell. Then there’s the incredible cast, led by Coen regular George Clooney, who always shines when he’s given lighter material (“Intolerable Cruelty” aside).
Universal Pictures and Working Title Films today debuted a whole series of posters today, showcasing the cast. I’m loving the Old Hollywood aesthetic, and they made Channing Tatum look like he stepped right out of the late 1940s.
Here’s the official synopsis: “When the world’s biggest star vanishes and his captors demand an enormous ransom for his safe return, it will take the power of Hollywood’s biggest names to solve the mystery of his disappearance. Bringing the audience along for a comic whodunit that pulls back the curtain and showcases the unexpected humor and industry drama found behind the scenes, Hail, Caesar! marks the Coens at their most inventive.”
“Hail, Caesar!” stars Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men, Sicario), George Clooney (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Burn After Reading), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street), Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Jonah Hill (Moneyball, The Wolf of Wall Street). It premieres 5th February.