What could go wrong in the golden era of Hollywood, back in the day of powerful, big lot studios, making films with mega-stars, full orchestras and a cast of thousands?
You might direct that question to Eddie Mannix, the go-to problem solver for a big time studio back in the day and the central character in the up-coming Ethan and Joel Coen comedy staring Josh Brolin and George Clooney, which is due out in February.
Proving that in Hollywood there’s at least one star behind every canvas-backed chair, Hail, Caesar! also features Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Alden Ehreneich, Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand, who has won numerous awards working with the Coen brothers, including an Oscar, for her portrayal of police officer Marge Gunderson in their 1996 breakout film Fargo. She has also appeared Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, The Man Who Wasn’t There and Burn After Reading — all Coen brothers films. She is, after all, married to writer, director Joel Coen.
Hail, Caesar! will be distributed by Universal Pictures. It was written by Joel and Ethan Coen. Production credit is going to the Coen brothers, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.