George Clooney’s relationship with Joel and Ethan Coen goes back years. Clooney has starred in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Intolerable Cruelty, Burn After Reading and the forthcoming Hail, Caesar! Those films have all been comedies, but now Clooney is going to direct Suburbicon, a noir drama written by the quirky siblings.
Details are slim, but it’s a crime drama in the vein of the Coens’ Blood Simple, set in the 1950s. Former super-producer Joel Silver will produce the film, which has ben rumbling through the Hollywood machine for a decade.
I’m guessing more will be known when this starts casting – but you know that Clooney will get an impressive line-up for this.