Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton & Ralph Fiennes in Talks to Join Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR!
The Coen Brothers are close to enlisting three more A-listers for their upcoming film HAIL, CAESAR!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes are currently in talks to join George Clooney and Josh Brolin in the film, a "comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s." The film will reportedly feature "many colorful characters populate the script, with the roles hearkening back to Hollywood's golden age."
Included in those characters would be Tatum's character of a "Gene Kelly-type star, Fiennes as director Laurence Lorenz, and Swinton taking on the role of a "powerful Hollywood gossip columnist."
Click here for THR's initial report.
Tatum is best known for his roles in Step Up (2006), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Dear John (2010), The Vow (2012), 21 Jump Street (2012) and Magic Mike (2012). He has also appeared in films such as Coach Carter (2005), She's the Man (2006), A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006), Fighting (2009), and The Dilemma(2010) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013).
Fiennes has had a storied stage career in the UK, including appearances in Regent's Park's Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Romeo and Juliet; National Theatre's Six Characters in Search of an Author, Fathers and Sons, Ting Tang Mine, The Talking Cure and Oedipus the King; the RSC's The Man Who Came to Dinner, Playing with Trains, Troilus and Cressida, King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost and many more.
Fiennes has also appeared on Broadway in 2006's Faith Healer and Hamlet, for which he won the 1995 Tony Award.
Fiennes recently appeared in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. His upcoming projects include Two Women, Salting the Battlefield, Bond 24 and Flying Horse. Among his past credits include The Invisible Woman, Skyfall, Great Expectations, Wrath of the Titans, the Harry Potter series (as Voldemort), Coriolanus, The Reader, In Bruges and more.
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