What was wrong with the golden era of Hollywood, back in the day of powerful, big lot studios, making films with mega-stars, full orchestras and a cast of thousands?
You might direct that question to Eddie Mannix, the go-to problem solver for a big time studio back in Hollywood’s golden years and the central character in the up-coming Ethan and Joel Coen comedy Hail Caesar!, featuring Josh Brolin and George Clooney.
The film is due out Feb. 6, 2016.
Suffice it to say, in the good old days a lot went wrong on the back lots of Hollywood, as the new trailer for the film suggests.
Hail, Caesar! also features Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Alden Ehreneich, Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand, who won numerous awards, including an Oscar, for her portrayal of police officer Marge Gunderson in the Coen brothers’ breakout film Fargo (1996). She has also appeared in other Coen brothers’ films, including Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, The Man Who Wasn’t There and Burn After Reading. She is married to writer, director Joel Coen.
Hail, Caesar! will be distributed by Universal Pictures. It was written by Joel and Ethan Coen. Production credit is going to the Coen brothers, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.