Hail, Caesar! costars George Clooney and Scarlett Johansson are prepping for a big screen reteam.
EW can confirm Imperative Entertainment has won an auction for the film rights to Christine Mangan’s debut novel, Tangerine, which will be adapted by Clooney and Grant Heslov’s production company, Smokehouse Pictures, with Johansson attached to star.
The unreleased novel, publishing rights for which were sold to HarperCollins for $1.1 million last week, reportedly is set in 1950s Morocco and follows two women whose lives intersect in deadly ways.
According to Deadline, which first broke news of Johansson’s involvement, the book revolves around Alice Shipley, a woman attempting to “leave both her past and her college roommate behind after the man she intends to marry suddenly dies. Years later, she reconnects with the roommate, Lucy, and then Alice’s husband disappears. The mystery leaves Alice to wonder if Lucy is as dangerous as she thinks or whether she is imagining things.”
Imperative Entertainment partners Bradley Thomas and Dan Friedkin will produce the film alongside Clooney and Heslov. VP of content for Imperative, Jillian Apfelbaum, will oversee development and serve as an additional co-producer.
Additional details — including a release date, further casting information, and filming dates — have not been announced.