Hail, Caesar! is a 2016 American dramatic comedy film directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen and produced by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Tim Bevan and Erin Fellner. The screenplay was written by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.
Rated: PG-13 (movie contains some suggestive content and smoking)
Run Time: 1h 46min
Release Date: February 5, 2016 (USA)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Studio: Universal Pictures
Hail Caesar! stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehreneich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Frances McDormand, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio, Jack Huston, Chritopher Lambert, Dolph Lundgren, Robert Piccardo, Emily Beechum, Wayne Knight and Clancy Brown.
Hail Caesar! follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), the head of property protection at Capital Pictures whose job is to shield the studio’s stars from any scandal and ensure their public persona is what the studio wants. A Hollywood fixer who solves all the problems of his big name actors and filmmakers.
His latest assignments involve a beautiful swimmer, disgruntled director, a singing cowboy and a handsome dancer. DeeAnna Moran (Scarlett Johansson), the studio’s single and wholesome screen “mermaid”, is pregnant and will soon be showing. Laurence Laurentz (Ralph Fiennes), the director of urbane drawing room comedies, is balking about the casting of Hobie Doyle (Alden Ehreneich), the studio’s singing cowboy, in a role as a sophisticate in his latest movie and Burt Gurney (Channing Tatum), an unabashed communist sympathizer who considers defecting because he likes the uniforms.
As if all this wasn’t enough, Mannix faces his biggest challenge when Baird Whitlock (George Clooney), the studio’s biggest property disappears. People are starting to notice Whitlock is missing and Eddie receives a message demanding a ransom of $100,000 for Baird’s return, issued by “The Future”. If the studio doesn’t pay $100,000, it’s the end of the line for Whitlock.
“Baird, go out there and be a star.” – Eddie Mannix
“Would that it were so simple.” – Laurence Lorenz
“It’s all in the hips, the lips and they eyes and the thighs.” – Carlotta Valdez
“Baird Whitlock has been kidnapped.” – Eddie Mannix
“This is bad. Bad for movie stars everywhere.” – Hobie Doyle
Official Movie Trailer
Josh Brolin as Eddie Mannix
George Clooney as Baird Whitlock
Alden Ehreneich as Hobie Doyle
Ralph Fiennes as Laurance Laurentz
Scarlett Johansson as DeeAnna Moran
Tilda Swinton as Thora Thacker / Thessaly Thacker
Channing Tatum as Burt Gurney
Frances McDormand as C.C. Calhoun
Jonah Hill as Joe Silverman
Veronica Osorio as Carlotta Valdez
Jack Huston as Cad in Cab
Christopher Lambert as Arne Slessum
Dolph Lundgren as Submarine Commander
Robert Piccard as Rabbi
Emily Beechum as Dierdre
Wayne Knight as Lurking Extra
Clancy Brown as Gracchus