About The Production
Four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers JOEL COEN & ETHAN COEN (No Country for Old
Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy fueled
by a brilliant cast led by JOSH BROLIN (No Country for Old Men), Oscar winner
GEORGE CLOONEY (Gravity), ALDEN EHRENREICH (Blue Jasmine), RALPH FIENNES (The
Grand Budapest Hotel), JONAH HILL (The Wolf of Wall Street), SCARLETT JOHANSSON
(Lucy), Oscar winner FRANCES MCDORMAND (HBO's Olive Kitteridge), Oscar winner
TILDA SWINTON (Michael Clayton) and CHANNING TATUM (Magic Mike).
When the world's biggest star vanishes and his captors demand an enormous ransom
for his safe return, it will take the power of Hollywood's biggest names to
solve the mystery of his disappearance. Bringing the audience along for a comic
whodunit that pulls back the curtain and showcases the unexpected humor and
industry drama found behind the scenes, Hail, Caesar! marks the Coens at their
Eddie Mannix's (Brolin) job as a studio fixer begins before dawn, as he arrives
just ahead of the police to keep one of Capitol Pictures' prized starlets from
being arrested on a morals charge. His work is never dull, and it is around the
Each film on the studio's slate comes complete with its own headache, and Mannix
is tasked with finding a solution to every one of them. He is the point man when
it comes to procuring sign-off from religious leaders on an upcoming Biblical
epic...as well as when disgruntled director Laurence Laurentz (Fiennes) shirks at
having cowboy star Hobie Doyle (Ehrenreich) thrust upon him to appear in
Capitol's latest sophisticated drama.
While he rushes from one star's-self-induced emergency to another, not only must
Mannix figure out a press-friendly way for swimming sensation DeeAnna Moran
(Johansson) to work her way out of a personal jam, he must make sense out of the
latest suspicious behavior of song-and-dance superstar Burt Gurney (Channing
As if these giant-ego dramas weren't enough with which to start the day, Mannix
has been confronted with the biggest crisis of his career: one of the studio's
biggest moneymakers, Baird Whitlock (George Clooney), has been kidnapped right
in the middle of production of his latest swords-and-sandals epic, Hail,
Caesar!, and a mysterious group that calls itself "The Future" has claimed
responsibility. Either the studio forks over $100,000, or they can say goodbye
to their bread and butter.
Zipping from one problem to the next, Mannix must keep the lid on all of them,
all the while horse-trading information to keep his talents' names out of the
gossip columns written by a pair of rival siblings, Thora and Thessaly Thacker (Tilda
Swinton). Well, at least their names out of concocted stories he isn't
interesting in promoting to the sisters' readers.
For this fixer, it's all in a day's work.
The comedy is produced by Joel and Ethan Coen through their Mike Zoss
Productions, alongside Working Title Films' TIM BEVAN and ERIC FELLNER (The
Theory of Everything, Les Miserables), who have partnered with the brothers
since their Academy Award-winning Fargo.
Joining the Coen brothers behind the scenes is a crew of longtime collaborators
and those new to their films. They are led by 13-time Oscar-nominated director
of photography ROGER DEAKINS (No Country for Old Men, Skyfall), production
designer JESS GONCHOR (A Serious Man, True Grit), editor RODERICK JAYNES (No
Country for Old Men, True Grit), costume designer MARY ZOPHRES (No Country for
Old Men, Interstellar) and composer CARTER BURWELL (True Grit, Carol).
Hail, Caesar! is executive produced by ROBERT GRAF (No Country for Old Men, True
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