By Will Ashton
The Coen brothers’ last movie, Inside Llewlyn Davis, was released just last year, but they are already in the midst of gearing up their latest movie Hail Caesar. The movie already has George Clooney and Josh Brolin set to reunite with the directors, but the newest set of casting choices features a list of actors that are both surprising and unsurprising.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the prolific directors have decided to reunite with actress Tilda Swinton for the film, but also work with actors Ralph Fiennes and Channing Tatum for the first time. According to the report, Tatum will be playing a Gene Kelly-esque actor, while Fiennes will play Laurence Lorenz, a studio director, and Swinton will play a “powerful Hollywood gossip columinst.”
Universal Studios is distributing this newest Coen brothers movie. It’s unclear at the moment when these actors are set to get in front of the camera for this film.
Both Fiennes and Swinton were seen together earlier this year in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, but Swinton can also be seen in Snowpiercer in select theaters, along with Only Lovers Left Alive. Meanwhile, she will be seen in The Zero Theorem later this year, and is currently filming a role in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck. Fiennes, meanwhile, is also soon to be seen in Two Women later this year.
Tatum, meanwhile, was recently heard in The Lego Movie earlier this year, and made quite a splash with his performance in Foxcatcher in Cannes last month, which should be in theaters later this year. Meanwhile, he can also be seen in theaters now in 22 Jump Street, heard again in The Book of Life in a couple months, and will now be seen in February in Jupiter Ascending. At the moment, he’s prepping his return to the title character in Magic Mike XXL, which will serve as his screenwriting debut.