Here’s What We Know About The Coen Brother’s Next Film “Hail, Caesar!

After their Inside Llewyn Davis was majorly snubbed during last year’s awards season (seven major noms, zero wins) you could forgive the Coen Brothers if they wanted to take a few years to kick back, relax, and enjoy some of that Lebowski money. Instead, Joel and Ethan have plowed right ahead with their next project, Hail Caesar! which has just been given an official release date (Feb. 5, 2016) and a synopsis. Coenophiles rejoice! This one sounds like a doozy:From the official press release:

Universal Pictures’ HAIL, CAESAR! will be released on Friday, February 5, 2016.


Four-time Oscar®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit,Fargo) write and direct HAIL, CAESAR!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill, HAIL, CAESAR! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. The comedy is produced by the Coen brothers under their Mike Zoss Productions banner, with Working Title Films and Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan.

With Hail, Caesar! slated for 2016, it’s probably safe to assume the long rumored Coen adaptation of Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policeman’s Union (to whom the film rights have reverted) is finally and fully dead in the water. A loss, to be sure, but one look at Caesar!’s ensemble cast and I’m having a hard time feeling too down.

See ya in 2016!

[via Indiewire]

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