What was wrong with 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.
When things go wrong in Hollywood, back in the day, studios would turn to a “fixer,” which is about all you need to know in advance about the Hail, Caesar! Suffice it to say, a lot goes wrong, as the new trailer for the film suggests.
Hail, Caesar! also features Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Alden Ehreneich, Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand, who won numerous awards, including an Oscar, for her portrayal of police officer Marge Gunderson in the Coen brothers’ breakout film Fargo (1996). She has also appeared in other Coen brothers’ films, including Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, The Man Who Wasn’t There and Burn After Reading. (She is 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.