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Josh Brolin plays a fixer for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s with the action in the film kicking off in the wake of a star mysteriously disappearing during the middle of a shoot.
Lambert will play Arne Slessum, a married European filmmaker whose scandalous affair with a young starlet (Johansson) becomes another headache for the studio.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
He may be best known for his 1980s film career, but Christopher Lambert is headed for the 1950s, and we don’t mean in a DeLorean. He’s joined the already sprawling, eclectic ensemble cast for Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest, Hail, Caesar!The film, set during one of the golden ages of the big studio system, is focused on a private detective-turned-fixer (Josh Brolin) for the movie companies, who tracks down and covers up scandals among its contracted players and directors. His current case involves him digging into the mysterious disappearance of a big star mid-way through a shoot.Lambert is aboard to play Arne Slessum, a European filmmaker who claims to be happily married but is carrying on an affair with a starlet (Scarlett Johansson), which causes problems for the studio. He joins a cast that already boasts George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, »
Christopher Lambert, the actor best known for starring in 1980s cult classics Highlander and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, has joined the all-star cast of Hail, Caesar!, the Hollywood-set period comedy helmed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Caesar tells the comedic tale of a fixer, played by Josh Brolin, who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s. The story finds him at work when a star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming. Among the cast are George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Alden Ehrenreich and Jonah Hill.
- Borys Kit
Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest feature Hail Caesar! is to start filming Monday in Los Angeles on location and in studios. The film, which boasts a starry cast including George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Jonah Hill, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johannson and Alden Ehrenreich, is a Hollywood satire set in the 1950s.
As usual, the Coen brothers wrote and directed the film, which is a Working Title/Mike Zoss production.
Hail Caesar! represents the eighth collaboration between the Coen brothers and Working Title production powerhouses Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The quartet previously worked together on A Serious Man, Burn After Reading, The Man Who Wasn’t There, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski, Fargo and The Hudsucker Proxy.
Universe will release the film domestically February 5, 2016.
- Ali Jaafar
The Coen brothers wrote and will direct the film.
Brolin plays Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who works to keep the studio’s stars in line. Clooney plays a movie star who is kidnapped while filming a Roman epic and spends the film dressed in period garb.
It marks the eigth film collaboration between the Coen Brothers and Working Title following »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
“Hail, Caesar!” marks the eighth film collaboration between the Coen Brothers and Working Title following “A Serious Man,” “Burn After Reading,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Fargo” and “The Hudsucker Proxy.”
Universal has dated the film for a February 2016 release date in the U.S.
- Leo Barraclough
Hail! Caesar, the Coen Brothers' upcoming comedy, starring George Clooney as a 1950’s Hollywood film idol, is set to start principle photography on Monday in studios and on location in Los Angeles. The film will also feature turns from Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Alden Ehrenreich and Jonah Hill, with Joel and Ethan Coen producing alongside Working Title Films’ Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan. Read more Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Adds Four (Exclusive) Hail! Caesar, which Universal has dated for release in Feb. 2016, marks the eighth collaboration between the Coen Brothers and
- Alex Ritman
Universal Pictures has handed out a February 5, 2016 release date for Hail Caesar, the latest from filmmakers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. The film currently doesn't have any direct competition, but it comes one week before four high-profile releases on February 12, 2016, 20th Century Fox's Deadpool, Lionsgate's Gods of Egypt, Warner Bros.' How to Be Single and Universal's Untitled Pets Project.
Hail Caesar is set in 1950s Hollywood, following a "fixer" named Eddie Mannix, who works for all of the major Hollywood studios, trying to keep their movie stars out of scandalous situations. The story takes place over one single day, showing all of the problems he has to fix in just 24 hours. The all-star cast includes George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill.
The plot is set in 1950s Hollywood and centers on Eddie Mannix (George Clooney), a "fixer" who works with all of the major movie studios to keep the stars in line and to cover up any scandals. He is tasked with tracking down a major movie star who suddenly disappears in the middle of shooting a new movie. Patrick Fischler, David Krumholtz and Fisher Stevens are playing Hollywood screenwriters who are also Communists, while Clancy Brown plays an actor in the movie-within-a-movie, dubbed Hail Caesar.
Besides delivering her most well-known performance in Fargo for Joel & Ethan Coen, actress Frances McDormand also has the honor of being married to the former of the sibling filmmaking duo. McDormand has popped up in other Coen films like Raising Arizona, Burn After Reading and The Man Who Wasn't There, and now she's getting back in front of the camera with them again with their newest comedy Hail Caesar. The film has George Clooney on board to lead the film as Eddie Mannix, who works for the movie studios of Hollywood as a fixer, protecting the reputations of their biggest stars from becoming tarnished. The Daily Beast learned from McDormand herself that she has a role in the film, but it's not clear who she'll play. In addition, Variety has word that Beautiful Creatures and Blue Jasmine star Alden Ehrenreich has landed a role as well. The two join quite »
- Ethan Anderton
We have some casting news for you this afternoon: Johnny Knoxville has teamed up with Jackie Chan for director Renny Harlin's Skiptrace. Douglas Booth is joining the ensemble of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin Will Both Put Me Before You. Alden Ehrenreich is the latest to join the Coen Brothers' Hail Caesar! Hit the jump for more on these casting stories. First we have Johnny Knoxville joining Jackie Chan in director Renny Harlin's Skiptrace. Per Deadline, Knoxville will be replacing Seann William Scott as a "mouthy American gambler" in the film, which is currently shooting in China. Sounds like a good role for Knoxville and I'm really hoping Harlin can bring some of his early 90's swagger to this material. Next up is the back-from-the-dead Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a movie that actually seems like it will finally get made with each passing day. »
- Evan Dickson
Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire") and Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones") are in negotiations to star in the Thea Sharrock-directed "Me Before You" at MGM, New Line and Warner Bros. Pictures. Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber ("500 Days Of Summer") penned the most recent draft, and an August 2015 release is planned.
An adaptation of the Jojo Moyes best-selling novel, Clarke plays a small-town girl caught between dead-end jobs. Claflin plays an always successful man who finds himself wheelchair-bound and suicidal after an accident. He hires her as his caretaker for six months, and she becomes determined to prove to him life is worth living. [Source: Deadline]
The story follows a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who is working »
- Garth Franklin
• Vince Vaughn has sworn in to star in the comedy The Politician. Vaughn will play the title role, a D.C. elected official on the run from the FBI, U.S. Marshals, and a gang of drug dealers after getting caught in a prostitution scandal. What If director Michael Dowse will helm the project from writers Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman while Seth Rogen will produce with his Point Grey production company. [THR]
- Jake Perlman
Alden Ehrenreich is in negotiations to join the growing cast of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's Hail Caesar. No details were given regarding the character he will play, but the actor joins a cast that already includes George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill.
The story follows Eddie Mannix, a "fixer" who works for the major Hollywood movie studios in the 1950s, trying to keep actors and actresses in line to avoid any scandal. Back in May, we reported that Mannix is based on Fred Otash, a spy for Confidential Magazine who dug up dirt on celebrities in the 1950s.
Alden Ehrenreich most recently starred in Beautiful Creatures, »
Beautiful Creatures may not have rocketed him into the Ya franchise hall of fame, but Alden Ehrenreich has been finding plenty of work regardless. Woody Allen hired him for Blue Jasmine and he’s currently in talks to join the star-studded ensemble lining up for Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest, Hail Caesar!.The film, which already boasts Coen veterans George Clooney and Josh Brolin alongside Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill and Ralph Fiennes, revolves around a 1950's private eye/fixer who tracks down and covers up scandals for studios to keep the stars in line.Fiennes will be a director under contract to one of the studios, while Tatum is a Gene Kelly-type star. Swinton, meanwhile, will be on the other side of the studio gates, hunting for juicy stories as a gossip columnist, presumably along the Louella Parsons or Hedda Hopper lines. So far, »
The story follows a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who is working to keep a studio’s stars in line.
“Hail Ceasar!” looks to follow in the steps of so many other films from the siblings where actors and actresses are doing whatever they can to be involved in the project some way.
He is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment.
- Justin Kroll
The path of teenage love is strewn with supernatural complications in this fabulous slice of modern Gothic. When the mysterious Lena (Alice Englert) comes to the god-fearing town of Gatlin, her family’s association with witchcraft makes her an instant pariah. Only her classmate Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) doesn’t care – even when she turns out to be a ‘caster’, who will ultimately serve the forces of either Light or Dark. »
I'll say this much for him: Alec Baldwin is keeping pretty busy these days. Not only is the "30 Rock" actor in talks to join the Christopher McQuarrie-directed "Mission: Impossible 5" as the head of the CIA, he's also circling the previously-announced football concussion movie starring Will Smith, according to a report today over at Deadline. His prospective role in the latter film is unknown at this time. On the TV side, meanwhile, Baldwin is currently developing a show in which he'd play a Rob Ford-esque mayor of New York City (Ford of course being the infamous Toronto mayor whose erratic public behavior set off a media firestorm last year). Written by Wells Tower and executive-produced by Baldwin, the budding project is an NBC Productions property but will be developed as a one-hour cable series. Though his frequent public outbursts have tended to obscure his career endeavors as of late, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Film legend Warren Beatty has wrapped principal photography on his Howard Hughes project--the director's first feature in almost 20 years--after a 74-day shoot. The film's plot is being kept under wraps, but reportedly focuses on a late-life affair the aviation pioneer (Beatty) had with a much younger woman (Lily Collins). Beatty is 77, Collins 25. It's taken quite some time for Beatty's film to take off: just this February, Deadline reported that billionaires Ron Burkle and Steve Bing, Windsor Media’s Terry Semel, Arnon Milchan’s New Regency and James Packer’s and Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment had finally come together to finance the roughly $27 million production. Beatty wrote the film and will star as the older Hughes, joined by Alden Ehrenreich as Hughes's assistant. In addition, Martin Sheen, Annette Bening and Matthew Broderick will also star, along with Alec Baldwin as Robert Maheu, a confidante »
- Jacob Combs
Octavia Spencer (The Help) has joined the cast of Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent and second of four planned films based on the Veronica Roth novels. Spencer will play Johanna, the leader of the Amity faction as she joins Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet, all of which are returning for the film, which will be directed by Robert Schwentke and released March 20, 2015. Deadline Nash Edgerton, brother of Joel Edgerton, and director of numerous great shorts and the 2008 film The Square, is set to direct American Express for Annapurna with Charlize Theron set to star. Plot details have not been released. Alec Baldwin has joined Warren Beatty's untitled Howard Hughes project, which is currently filming. Baldwin will play the reclusive billionaire's lawyer, Bob Maheu. The film centers on the love story between Hughes' assistant (Alden Ehrenreich) and an actress played by Lily Collins. Beatty plays Hughes with Martin Sheen, »
- Brad Brevet
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