Joel and Ethan Coen’s follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Inside Llewyn Davis opens early next year. A heady concoction of style and pomp, along with a star-studded cast, Hail, Caesar! is a return to the meta-comedy titles that launched the brothers’ careers in the eighties. This tale of the Golden Age of Hollywood is shaping up to be one of the first must-see movies of 2016.
Hail, Caesar! follows a typical day-in-the-life of a Hollywood studio “fixer” played by Josh Brolin. A general dogsbody, saddled with duties no-one else wants, he’s tasked with locating a major movie star (George Clooney) who’s been kidnapped. Even that brief overview drips with all the elements of a trusted Coen movie; a mystery, a glorious setting, and a man who’s stuck in a tenuous position.
While the trailer debuted several months back, Universal has upped the marketing game and treated us to the first TV spot. It mainly consists of footage from the main trailer, with the occasional flash of new material here and there. It would undoubtedly be a pleasure to delve deeper into this richly-constructed world of glitz and glamor, yet it’s also refreshing to have something to look forward to when the movie hits cinemas. Check out the video above and be sure to let us know if you’ll be heading out to see the Coens’ latest.
Hail, Caesar! opens on February 5, 2016.
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, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill, 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, with Working Title Films and Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan.