There aren’t any other filmmakers working in Hollywood today like the Coen Brothers. Never seeming to make movies for anyone other than themselves, and it looks like their newest endeavor, Hail, Caesar! is going to continue that very same trend. Set during the Golden Age of Hollywood and following a kidnapping plot that looks just as confusing and vague as the one in The Big Lebowski, a studio head (played by Josh Brolin) enlists a number of fake movie stars (played by some very real movie stars) to help him return Hollywood’s biggest star to his dressing room.
The first trailer for the film teased a tone and set of characters that looked like a mix between O Brother, Where Art Thou? and that quintessential quirky tone found in all of their films, making Caesar plant itself firmly near the top of 2016 movies that all of us cinephiles out there are looking forward to.
Today, a new TV spot and poster (via The Film Stage) for the film have been revealed, and predictably, the poster manages to be both funny and ominous at the same time. Did I mention it’s amazing too? Because it is. Although, I wouldn’t really expect anything else from The Coen Brothers.
— Hail, Caesar! (@HailCaesarMovie) December 29, 2015
Featuring one of the best casts of 2016 as well, including the previously mentioned Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ralph Fiennes, and George Clooney, Hail, Caesar! might just have one of the Coens’ most star-studded ensembles yet. This also marks the fourth collaboration between Clooney and the Coens, and it looks like he’s hamming it up in the most perfect way as a movie star stuck in a very sticky/weird situation.
Johansson in particular keeps standing out to me in each of these trailers, and considering she’s one of the most recognizable actresses in the world, seeing her play a character completely new and different can be difficult, but it looks like we might actually be seeing that here. During a season of the year when movies tend to feel recycled or not even worth the price of admission too, Hail, Caesar! might just be one of our few saving graces over the next couple months.
Hail, Caesar! is set to hit theatres on February 5th, 2016.
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