Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail Caesar!’ Adds Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill
Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 10:00 am
The Coen Brothers‘ films have always had a strong cast, but none as eclectic and powerful as Hail Caesar! The film already has cast a few Coen Brothers film alum members like George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, and Josh Brolin. The three will be joined by Channing Tatum and Ralph Fiennes. Now the film about Hollywood in the ’50s will be adding Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill.
This will be a reunion of sorts for Johansson who has worked with the Coen Brothers once before in The Man Who Wasn’t There; as well as for Hill, who will reunite with 21 Jump Street co-star Tatum for a fourth time. Hit the jump to see what they will play.
Hail Caesar! will be set in 1950, and centers on Eddie Mannix (Clooney), a Hollywood fixer hired to clean up any scandals or secrets involving some of the studios’ biggest names. Tatum will play one of those actors caught up in a scandal, with Swinton playing a gossip columnist. Fiennes will play a director.
While we don’t know the nature of Hill’s role, Johansson will reportedly play a pregnant actress. Variety says that her shoot will be a short one, which means her role in the film will be a minor one at best.
Johansson will next be seen in Luc Besson’s Lucy, which opens in theaters in a couple of weeks, and will be also be seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron next year. She also has a voice role in Disney’s live-action version of The Jungle Book.