Hail Caesar! Official Trailer #1 – The Coen Brothers

hail-caesar Hail Caesar! is the forthcoming movie from the Coen Brothers, and the billing has a simple premise of: A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio’s stars in line.

That fixer is Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) and the latest star, playing Caesar, himself, is Baird Whitlock (George Clooney), who has gone missing.

Now, the trailer didn’t make a whole heap of sense, but Coen Brothers rarely have to. And with that, sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. For example, I loved Inside Llewyn Davis and Burn After Reading, but didn’t go a bundle on No Country for Old Men.

In fact, for this trailer, it reminds me of the Simpsons episode when Homer’s watching Twin Peaks and exclaims, “Brilliant! I have absolutely no idea what’s going on.”

This film also stars a huge cast including Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Fiennes, Dolph Lundgren, Jonah Hill, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Clancy Brown, Christopher Lambert, Fisher Stevens, Robert Picardo, Alden Ehrenreich, Agyness Deyn and Channing Tatum.

Hail Caesar! is co-written and co-directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, and is due out for release on 26th February 2016.

Check out the trailer below and click on the above poster (such that it is) for the full-size image: