LOS ANGELES – October 9, 2105 (Gephardt Daily) — In “Hail, Caesar!,” Josh Brolin is a “Hollywood Fixer” in the 1950’s whose called in to keep a studio’s stars in line.
The film, slated to open in theaters February 5, 2016 will offer an all-star cast along with Clooney, including Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Tilda Swenton and Frances McDormand.
In the comedy, Brolin portrays a fictionalized version of Eddie Mannix, a film exec and producer who worked as a fixer in the Golden Age of Hollywood. The preview sees the character enlist an assortment of personalities to retrieve the kidnapped movie star Baird Whitlock, played by Clooney.
Scarlett Johansson (as an actress who unexpectedly becomes pregnant) co-stars with Channing Tatum as a Gene Kelly-type star, Ralph Fiennes as film director Laurence Lorenz and Tilda Swinton as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.
“Hail, Caesar!” is directed by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, whose last film, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” was released in 2013. The duo serve as executive producers on FX series “Fargo,” which is inspired by their 1996 movie of the same name.