The more we see of the Coen Brothers’ upcoming film Hail, Caesar!, the more it looks like an outright comedy rather than a drama with dark comedic elements. Billed as a comedy/drama/musical, two new clips from the film definitely support the comedy/musical portion of the description. One features Channing Tatum as a singing sailor crooning a delightful entendre-filled tune. Another has Scarlett Johansson’s character defending her marital status to a mansplaining Josh Brolin.
George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, and Alden Ehrenreich also star in the Coens latest adventure which sees Brolin’s Hollywood fixer Eddie Mannix keeping actors’ scandals out of the press. When Baird Whitlock (Clooney) is kidnapped and held for ransom by a group calling themselves The Future, Mannix is tasked with collecting the $100,000 demand and rescuing the star. We’ll see how it all comes together when Hail, Caesar! opens this Friday, February 5th.
Watch both of the new Hail, Caesar! clips below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Hail, Caesar!
Four-time Oscar®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.
The comedy is produced by the Coen brothers under their Mike Zoss Productions banner alongside Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.