The cast of Hail Caesar!, the upcoming film from the Coen brothers, has just added more impressive names to the cast. Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes are set to star in the film, joining George Clooney and Josh Brolin. THR broke the news, describing their roles as follows:
Tatum’s role is described as a Gene Kelly-type star while Fiennes would play Laurence Lorenz, a studio director, and Swinton will portray a powerful Hollywood gossip columnist.
The film, which is to be distributed by Universal, will tell the story of Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood “fixer” in the 1950s. These fixers helped to keep the image of their assigned celebrities as clean as possible.
Any word of a Coen bros movie piques our interest, and this cast certainly adds to that. The film is said to be a period comedy, which will see the Coen bros delivering their usual high standard of characterisation and dialogue.
This will be the first Coen bros film to star Channing Tatum and Ralph Fiennes. We can’t wait.
Channing Tatum, currently starring in the successful sequel 22 Jump Street, will next be seen opposite Steve Carell in the anticipated drama Foxcatcher. Tilda Swinton stars in Snowpiercer, which is being rolled out slowly amongst international markets, and will be seen in Judd Apatow’s next comedy Trainwreck. Lastly, Ralph Fiennes will next be appearing in Russian director Vera Glagoleva’s drama Two Women.