The Joel and Ethan Coen’s Hail Caesar! already had quite a bit of star power, as George Clooney and Josh Brolin had previously signed on to star. They better make some room, though, because it appears several other big names are slated to join them.
Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, and Tilda Swinton are all reportedly in negotiations to join the cast of the film, which tells the story of a “fixer” working in 1950s Hollywood.
Clooney will, naturally, star, but as with other Coen Bros. movies (O Brother Where Art Thou, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, etc.) the supporting cast is often equally as important as the stars. According to the THR report, Tatum will play a “Gene Kelly-type star,” Fiennes will portray “Laurence Lorenz, a studio director,” and Swinton will feature as a “powerful Hollywood gossip columnist.”
While a timeline has yet to be established for the movie’s release, we’re going to just go ahead and say that it isn’t soon enough.