Whenever the Coen Brothers make a film there’s always a lot of hype, and after watching the trailer for “Hail, Caesar!”, the hype is strong with this one. “Hail, Caesar!” takes place during the late Golden Age of Hollywood and centers around studio fixer Eddie Mannix, played by Josh Brolin, who finds himself missing his star for an upcoming production. With the Coen Brothers, we hopefully can expect a zany mix of sharp dialogue and dark humor, although the trailer does seem a little tame. Not that I mean that it doesn’t look good, it looks awesome. What we see is a comedic mix of intertwining plot lines and characters all seeming to have different ambitions and motivations. Josh Brolin’s character Eddie Mannix, just want to find his star Baird Whitlock, played by George Clooney. Hedda Hopper, a hard-hitting journalist, played by Tilda Swinton wants the truth! The film has an all-star cast including Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, and Scarlett Johansson.
“Hail, Caesar!” comes out on February 5th.