Coen Brothers,' George Clooney's 'Hail, Caesar' Lands at Universal

4:27 PM PST 06/09/2014 by Pamela McClintock
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Josh Brolin, left, and George Clooney

UPDATED: Josh Brolin has signed on to star opposite Clooney in the 1950s Hollywood period piece.

Universal Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Joel and Ethan Coen's original screenplay Hail, Caesar. The siblings will direct the movie, which reteams them with star George Clooney.

Additionally, Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men) has boarded the project, which the Coens are producing under their Mike Zoss Productions banner alongside Working Title Films' Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan

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Hail, Caesar tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who works for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s.

In recent days, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the Coen brothers have come onboard to pen Steven Spielberg's and Tom Hanks' untitled Cold War thriller for DreamWorks.

The filmmakers are represented by UTA, while Clooney and Brolin are represented by CAA.

 

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