Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Movie: Hail, Caesar!
- Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
- Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
- Stars: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio, Heather Goldenhersh, Alison Pill, Max Baker, Fisher Stevens, Patrick Fischler
- Release Date: February 05, 2016
- Run Time: 1h 46min
- Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Lights. Camera. Abduction.
Hail, Caesar! is a anarchic comedy detailing a dizzying day in the life of Eddie Mannix (Brolin) the Head of Physical Production and resident “fixer” for Capitol Pictures. Beginning during a brooding Los Angeles evening, Eddie goes to confession before going about his business forming, making and protecting the studio’s investments i.e. the stars. It’s easier said than done however, unseen Studio Head Mr. Skank, wants B-Western Star Hobie Doyle (Ehrenreich) re- branded as a romantic leading man. Meanwhile musical star DeeAnna Moran (Johansson) is pregnant and refuses to marry the father which proves a problem for the studio’s squeaky-clean image. Finally there’s Capitol Picture’s greatest marquee star Baird Whitlock (Clooney), an oaf with a history of Hollywood shenanigans who is ransomed by a cabal of disgruntled Communist writers.