GEORGE CLOONEY LEADS AN ALL-STAR CAST IN ‘HAIL, CAESAR!’
GEORGE CLOONEY LEADS AN ALL-STAR CAST IN THE COEN BROTHERS’ HILARIOUS ODE TO HOLLYWOOD’S GOLDEN AGE
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL MAY 24, 2016
ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD JUNE 7, 2016
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Universal City, California, April 5, 2016 – When the world’s biggest movie star suddenly goes missing, it’s up to a studio fixer to rescue him in Hail Caesar!, a star-studded comedy featuring George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Alden Ehrenreich, and Frances McDormand set in Hollywood’s Golden Age. Coming to Digital HD on May 24, 2016, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on June 7, 2016, Hail, Caesar! is the ingenious creation of four-time Oscar®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, Fargo). The comic whodunit pulls back the curtain to reveal the backstage humor and drama of the movie industry, and includes exclusive bonus features that take viewers behind the scenes of the film’s most inventive escapades.
Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), head of production and all-around problem solver for Hollywood studio Capitol Pictures. When Baird Whitlock (George Clooney), the world’s biggest star, is kidnapped in the middle of production on the studio’s latest swords-and-sandals epic, Eddie will have to recover his leading man while simultaneously appeasing cowboy star Hobie Doyle (Alden Ehrenreich), disgruntled director Laurence Laurentz (Ralph Fiennes), swimming sensation DeeAnna Moran (Scarlett Johansson) and song-and-dance superstar Burt Gurney (Channing Tatum), all while horse-trading information to keep his talents’ names out of the gossip columns written by a pair of rival siblings, Thora and Thessaly Thacker (Tilda Swinton).
George Clooney (Gravity,) Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street) Scarlett Johansson (Lucy), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men), Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Alden Ehrenreich (Blue Jasmine) and Frances McDormand (HBO’s “Olive Kittredge”) star in the Coen Brothers’ comedy that Richard Roeper (Chicago S-T) calls “A comedic tour de force.”
BLU-RAYTM AND DVD BONUS FEATURES:
• Directing Hollywood – The Coen Brothers have been making their mark on Hollywood for decades, creating acclaimed movies with their unmistakable brand of humor and unique storytelling style. As Joel and Ethan Coen discuss why they wanted to set their film in 1950s Hollywood, the all-star cast talks about working with this talented duo.
• The Stars Align – Who better to appear in a film about Golden Age Hollywood and its stars than today’s biggest and brightest A-list talent? George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Alden Ehrenreich, and Frances McDormand all join the Coen brothers in their Hollywood playground. The cast shares what drew them to the project, the secrets of the unique and zany characters they play and how the Hollywood of Hail, Caesar! differs from the Hollywood they know.
• An Era of Glamour – From the costumes to the sets, no details were spared in Hail, Caesar! and the production designer, costume designer and other key design professionals sit down to talk about how this exciting era was returned to the big screen.
• Magic of a Bygone Era – Hail, Caesar! features two classic-in-the-making musical numbers: an aquatic spectacle featuring Scarlett Johansson and a rousing tap dance from Channing Tatum. The cast and crew explain the process of bringing these scenes to life, from costumes to choreography and everything in between.
The film will be available on Blu-ray™ with DIGITAL HD and UltraViolet™ and DVD
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