The Coen Brothers are continuing their usual pattern of following a serious drama with a bawdy comedy. This time their follow-up to “Inside Llewyn Davis” is the Hollywood caper film “Hail Caesar!” which, not unexpectedly, boasts a massive cast and looks just downright spectacular.
Set during the golden age of Hollywood when the big studio systems fiercely protected their stars, Josh Brolin plays a private detective turned movie company fixer who tracks down and covers up scandals among contracted players and directors.
His most recent cast involves the disappearance of a big-time actor (George Clooney) mid-way through a shoot. Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Alden Ehrenreich, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Clancy Brown, Christopher Lambert, Robert Picardo and Dolph Lundgren also star in the film which opens February 5th.