George Clooney and Josh Brolin To Star in Hail Caesar

Batman and Robin star George Clooney and Avengers: Age of Ultron villain Josh Brolin will share the screen in the Coen Brothers' upcoming Hail, Caesar!.

The film has been in development with Clooney involved for some time, but the film has lurched forward recently, with Universal picking up the distribution rights and additional roles being cast.

Clooney has previously starred for the Coens in Intolerable Cruelty, O Brother Where Art Thou? and Burn After Reading. Brolin starred in their No Country For Old Men and True Grit.


 reports that the film is about a fixer in Hollywood circa 1950s who works for the studios to protect the stars of the day. Entitled Hail Caesar, the comical yarn centers on a man named Eddie Mannix who sounds a lot like the Fred Otash of his day — the famed 1950s private investigator who worked for Confidential magazine and was the muckraker of the time using wiretaps to spy on movie stars and gather dirt. Otash was a former lifeguard who became a cop, lost his job as a cop and became a private eye who wiretapped.

Brolin, who also starred in the DC Comics adaptation Jonah Hex (although he'd like to you forget that, if it's all the same to you), can next be seen in Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, in which he will replace Clive Owen as Dwight.