George Clooney, Josh Brolin to star in Coen brothers film

George Clooney, left, and Josh Brolin. (WENN.COM)

George Clooney, left, and Josh Brolin. (WENN.COM)

Jeff Sneider, TheWrap.com

, Last Updated: 11:49 PM ET

LOS ANGELES – Seven years after they first collaborated on “No Country for Old Men,” Josh Brolin has signed on to reteam with the Coen brothers once again on “Hail, Caesar!,” which Universal Pictures has acquired for worldwide distribution, the studio announced Monday.

Oscar winner George Clooney is set to star in “Hail, Caesar,” which Joel and Ethan Coen will direct from their own original screenplay.

“Hail, Caesar!” is a comedic period picture set in the 1950s that follows Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer who works for the studios to protect their movie stars (and their squeaky-clean reputations) from gossip rags and jealous rivals eager to expose salacious scandals.

The Coens will also produce under their Mike Zoss Productions banner alongside Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan of Working Title Films.

“Hail, Caesar!” be the eighth collaboration between the Coen brothers and Working Title.

Brolin recently signed on to voice the villainous role of Thanos in the Marvel cinematic universe, as well as co-star in Denis Villenueve’s “Sicario.” He most recently worked with the Coens on “True Grit.”


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