Have you ever wondered what Channing Tatum would look like in a little sailors outfit? Wonder no more. The trailer for Hail, Caesar!, the newest comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen, has arrived and it looks nothing short of glorious (and features Tatum dressed oh-so-preciously) . Hail, Caesar! tells the story of a tentpole movie production halted when its leading man (George Clooney) is kidnapped and held for ransom. The sure-to-be winning picture is brimming with talent; in addition to Tatum and Clooney, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill and Frances McDormand are set to star with cinematography provided by all-star DP Roger Deakins.
The Coen Brothers have an undeniable cult following though Hail, Caesar certainly looks to fall more in line with their absurdist comedic sensibilities (that which gave birth to The Hudsucker Proxy, Burn After Reading, Intolerable Cruelty, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Ladykillers, The Big Lebowski and Raising Arizona) than their Awards-conscious side (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Inside Llewyn Davis, Miller’s Crossing, Fargo, A Serious Man) but parsing the one from the other would almost lead me to prefer their comedies to their dramas. Then again, they’re all just so damn good.
Have a look at the trailer and see if you can pick out all the stars.
For those looking for more information, here’s the official Hail, Caesar! synopsis:
In 1950s Hollywood, Eddie Mannix is Capital Pictures’ head of physical production and, most importantly, the studio fixer. His job is to maintain the clean reputation of the company and its stars, keeping them free from controversy. Mannix is advised that studio star Baird Whitlock has disappeared after not showning up for work on the current production of “Hail Caesar, a Tale of Christ’s Life.” He initially believes Whitlock has been drinking, but receives a call from a group of communists who claim to have kidnapped him and want a ransom. As Mannix gathers the cash, he simultaneously deals with an unhappy director who is working on another project, while innocent young starlet DeeAnna Moran is pregnant and unmarried. Mannix must handle all of this while keeping the gossip columnists off the scent. When Mannix is approached by an aviation company with an offer of a less-hectic, and rather lucrative, job, he must ultimately determine his true skills and passions.
Mark your calendars now because Hail, Caesar! hits theaters February 5, 2016.