Clooney Helms, Coens Pen “Suburbicon”

George Clooney has committed to direct “Suburbicon” as his next project for Silver Pictures Entertainment and his own Smokehouse label.

Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Josh Brolin are in negotiations to star in the film which boasts a script by Joel and Ethan Coen.

The small crime noir drama is set in the 1950s but plot details are under wraps. Financed independently, the project will begin production next October for a 2017 release.

No distributor is yet set but Sony Pictures is the current frontrunner. Clooney, Joel Silver and Grant Heslov will produce while Robert Elswit (“Inherent Vice,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol “) will serve as cinematographer.

Source: Deadline