George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, directed by Joel and Ethan Cohen. It’s Hail, Caesar! Set during the Golden Age of Hollywood about the hapless movie star, the biggest movie star in the world, played by George Clooney, of course, who gets kidnapped and Ray Donovan of the 1950s has to get him back by enlisting the help of everyone else in the business…before the gossip columnist gets hold of the story.
It’ll be subversive. It’ll be sarcastic. But…who is it for?
The film is scheduled for release on February 5 which, as you know, isn’t usually where movies thrive. And I get it. Because the audience for this will likely be pretty select. I’m into it. And you’re into it. But we’re on the internet all day. We know about Hollywood manipulation and hypocrisy. We don’t believe publicists. We know that when the stars get papped at the grocery store, there was probably a phone call that preceded the outing. Also, we know about John Travolta. Your garden variety PEOPLE Magazine reader, however, the member of the MiniVan Majority, however, I don’t know if they’re going to get it.