Regular Coen Brothers collaborators Josh Brolin and George Clooney have signed up to star together in the siblings’ new project.
Brolin starred as Llewelyn Moss in the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men while Clooney has appeared in both O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Intolerable Cruelty – the first two instalments of the brothers’ “numbskull trilogy” which was previously reported to be concluded with their new film Hail, Caesar!
Their latest project focuses on a real-life “1950s-era Hollywood fixer” named Eddie Mannix who spent his days working to keep his boss’s clients out of the gossip columns. Joel and Ethan Coen will direct from their own screenplay, although it is not yet clear whether Mannix (previously portrayed by the late Bob Hoskins) will be played by Brolin or Clooney.
Back in December the brothers described the film as “about the movie business and life, and religion and faith.” With no release date yet, that remains all we know but with thirteen Oscar nominations and four wins under the Coens’ belts, we reckon it’ll be a strong bet for future awards seasons.