‘Hail, Caesar!’ TV Spot Promises Some Classic Hollywood Shenanigans From the Coen Brothers
With the increase in superhero films in recent years, you can practically measure time by each new comic book blockbuster — a superhero film (or two…or three…) for every season. But amid all of 2016’s exciting super-offerings, let’s not forget a few of those other highly-anticipated, non-superhero movies, like the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar!, the pair’s first new film since Inside Llewyn Davis…which already feels like a lifetime ago. Insert somber guitar strum.
But as the new TV spot above reminds us, Hail, Caesar! is on its way, arriving at the beginning of February with some familiar, farcical Coen shenanigans. George Clooney stars in the new film as iconic Golden Age movie star Baird Whitlock, who is kidnapped by a mysterious group calling themselves The Future. Enter Josh Brolin’s Eddie Mannix, a studio fixer whose job is, well, to fix studio problems — like missing actors.
The new poster for Hail, Caesar! not only has a very classic Hollywood vibe, but it has a very classic Coens vibe — a little noir, a little old school cinema simplicity:
Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum co-star as fellow actors (the latter providing a little Gene Kelley flair), with Tilda Swinton as Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, Ralph Fiennes as a director, Jonah Hill as an accountant and Frances McDormand as an editor.
Hail, Caesar! hits theaters on February 5, 2016.