Hail, Caesar!: The Coen brothers' film to open Berlinale 2016
Joel and Ethan Coen will take the opening spot at Berlinale next year: The brothers’ new film, Hail Caesar! will kick off the Berlin International Film Festival, following in the footsteps of the directors’ 2011 feature True Grit .
Set in 1950s Hollywood, Hail, Caesar! stars George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, and Jonah Hill. Brolin plays a studio fixer who learns the star of his latest movie, Hail Caesar, a Tale of Christ’s Life, has vanished from the set. (Clooney plays the star.)
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Per the movie’s first trailer, it seems Clooney’s character Baird Whitlock has been captured by a mysterious group called The Future.
The real Hail, Caesar! began shooting in Los Angeles in November 2014, with plans for a Feb, 5, 2016 theatrical release date in the U.S.
The 66th Berlin International Film Festival kicks off Feb. 11.