WHO’S IN IT?
Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men), George Clooney (Intolerable Cruelty), Alden Ehrenreich (Blue Jasmine), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation), Frances McDormand (Fargo), Tilda Swinton (Burn After Reading), Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street), Alison Pill (Midnight in Paris), Veronica Osorio (Taita Boves), Emily Beecham (28 Weeks Later), Christopher Lambert (Highlander), Fred Melamed (A Serious Man), Patrick Fischler (Old School), David Krumholtz (The Santa Clause), Fisher Stevens (Uptown Girls), Alex Karpovsky (Inside Llewyn Davis), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption), Robert Picardo (Small Soldiers), Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV), Agyness Deyn (Sunset Song)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Ethan and Joel Coen (The Big Lebowski), directors, writers, producers, editors; Tim Bevan (The Theory of Everything) and Eric Fellner (Les Miserables), producers; Carter Burwell (Carol), composer; Roger Deakins (Skyfall), cinematographer
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
On the sound stage of a 1950s Hollywood studio, “fixer” Eddie Mannix (Brolin) is tasked with keeping actors’ scandalous personal lives out of the press. Currently, he is lending his services to the set of the studio’s latest epic “Hail, Caesar!”, starring the famous but dim movie star Baird Whitlock (Clooney), but when the star is suddenly kidnapped by a mysterious group calling themselves The Future, Mannix must find a way to collect the $100,000 ransom money and rescue Whitlock before it does serious damage to the picture…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The Coen Brothers are back with a hilarious look at Hollywood normalities in the 1950s, with a stellar ensemble cast of Coen regulars and newcomers being lucky enough to be under the brothers’ tutelage.