All across Magic Mike and its XXL sequel, Channing Tatum irrefutably proved that his dancing skills could just about steal any scene that didn’t involve Matthew McConaughey – at least in the former – though the actor will soon be swapping stripper for crooner in Joel and Ethan Coen’s soon-to-be-released drama, Hail, Caesar!
With mere days standing between now and the film’s arrival, Universal has premiered the latest clip from the movie, showcasing that, yes, Tatum can sing just as much as he can dance.
Boasting a decidedly old-school aesthetic, Hail, Caesar! harkens back to the Golden Age of Hollywood, when one studio fixer (Josh Brolin’s Eddie Mannix) spends 24 gruelling hours scrambling around Tinsel Town in search of a wayward A-lister. Said star just so happens to be George Clooney’s character Baird Whitlock – expanding on his American Idiot trilogy under the Coen Brothers, following Burn After Reading, Intolerable Cruelty and O Brother, Where Art Thou? – who is unceremoniously kidnapped from his trailer during production on the title film.
Rounding out the cast for this one are Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton, and you can see how each actor and actress assimilate to the stylish 1950s time period via the character posters below.
Hail, Caesar! is slated to release on February 5 and will also open the Berlin Film Festival when it kicks off come February 11.