George Clooney Could Direct a Script by the Coen Brothers


This could certainly be a project worthy of getting on your radar.

George Clooney is currently in talks to direct a crime drama penned by Joel and Ethan Coen, according to a report by Deadline.

Titled Suburbicon, the screenplay is said to set in the ’50s and in the vein of Blood Simple, the first film that saw the Coen brothers on both writing and directing duties.

Joel Silver (Die Hard, The Matrix) is on board producing the noir picture, which, assuming all comes to fruition, will see Clooney continue his long working relationship with the Coens. Clooney has starred in a number of films directed by the Coens, including O Brother, Where Art Thou, Intolerable Cruelty, and Burn After Reading. He’s also part of the cast in their upcoming musical drama Hail, Caesar!, set to hit the U.S. on February 5, 2016.

After Hail, Caesar!, we’ll see Clooney star opposite Unbroken‘s Jack O’Connell and Julia Roberts in Money Monster, a Jodie Foster-directed thriller about a man who holds a television personality hostage on air. That one opens in the U.S. on April 8, 2016.