George Clooney Dons An Emperor’s Guise In First Look At The Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar!


Though it isn’t due to arrive in theaters until 2016, today we’ve been given our first on-set look of the Coen Brothers’ upcoming period drama, Hail, Caesar!

Showcasing star George Clooney sporting the titular emperor’s guise, the images — which you can check out in full in the gallery below — come by way of Coming Soon. Taking place during the fabled Golden Age in Hollywood cinema, Hail, Caesar follows a fixer (played here by Josh Brolin) during the course of a single day. Based on Eddie Mannax, who acted as an executive for MGM at the time, the comedy will see Brolin’s character scramble to find a missing starlet.

Written and directed by the acclaimed siblings, Hail, Caesar is also set to star Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill and, more recently, Christopher Lambert, who will play Arne Slessum — “a married European filmmaker whose 

scandalous affair with a young starlet becomes yet another headache for the studio.”

As the film is still a ways away from release, that’s all the info we have at this time. Brolin and Clooney have been on top form for the two filmmakers in the past — No Country For Old Men and O Brother, Where Art Thou?, respectively — so here’s hoping the actors and directors strike up a similar formula for success. Besides, given the rather brilliant premise, we’re cautiously optimistic for the Coen Brothers’ latest outing, and considering the star-studded cast, can you really blame us?

Hail, Caesar! is due to arrive in theaters on February 5, 2016. Until then, be sure to check out Clooney in action in the gallery below and let us know whether you’re looking forward to the chucklefest in the comments.