Joel and Ethan Coen are assembling their next feature project, the darkly comic 1950s Hollywood-set “Hail Caesar”.
The story is set in the time of the old Hollywood star system and deals with Eddie Mannix, a man who works for the studios to protect the squeaky clean image of their under contract stars.
That means squashing scandalous stories before they happen be it sex, drugs, DUIs, etc. At the time, those threats had to be handled any means necessary be it bribes or threats, or use of things like illegal wiretapping.
It’s unclear if Mannix in the script deals with the MGM VP of the same name, the husband of the woman whom had an affair with TV’s then Superman George Reeves.