Hail, Caesar! directed by the Coen brothers, is to open the 66th Berlin International Film Festival on 11th Feb 2016.
The film takes place during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age, during the studio system’s heyday, with a cast that includes Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum.
The comedy follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer (Brolin) who is presented with plenty of problems to fix, including the kidnap of one of the studio’s stars (Clooney).
The Coens opened the festival back in 2011 with Western True Grit and Berlinale’s director Dieter Kosslick is delighted to have them back…
“It’s wonderful that Joel and Ethan Coen are once again opening the Berlinale. Their humour, unique characters and fantastic narrative skill are guaranteed to thrill the audience. Hail, Caesar! is the perfect start for the 2016 Berlinale.”
Hail, Caesar! hits screens in February 2016.