WATCH George Clooney Play an Idiot in Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’

On Friday, Universal Pictures released a new trailer for Hail, Caesar!, the latest movie from Joel and Ethan Coen.

Hail, Caesar! follows Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a Hollywood fixer tasked with keeping comprimising news about his clients out of the press, but his job becomes more difficult when Baird Whitlock (George Clooney), the bumbling star of Hail, Caesar!, is kidnapped by a group calling themselves “The Future”. The movie feels like a classic Coen Brothers, comedy in the vein of Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski.

The Coen Brothers joked that Hail, Caesar! would be the third film in the “Numskull Trilogy” with Clooney, following O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Intolerable Cruelty where he also played idiots. “We kind of teased George with the opportunity to play another numskull,” Joel said, “He was totally up for it.”

WATCH George Clooney as a numskull here:


In addition to Brolin and Clooney, the film also features Channing TatumTilda SwintonRalph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, and Scarlett Johansson.

Hail, Caesar! will hit theaters February 5, 2016.