It’s simple – the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar! looks hilarious

It looks like laughter by the bucketload in 1950s Hollywood with the new Coen brothers’ movie HAIL, CAESAR!

Joel and Ethan Coen’s new movie HAIL, CAESAR! looks like another unmissable event. Following the pretty darn funny first trailer a while back and the news that it will be now opening the Berlin film festival in February, a new trailer has arrived that’s quite simply hilarious.

HAIL, CAESAR! sees the Coen’s collaborating again with their old pal George Clooney in what looks like another memorable “idiot” role, having given his finest previously in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Intolerable Cruelty and Burn After Reading. This time, he plays Baird Whitlock, a 1950s movie star who goes missing from the set of his latest picture, leaving all manner of trouble for the studio’s ‘fixer’ Eddie Mannix, played by Josh Brolin.

A veritable host of stars accompany them, possibly matching Wes Anderson’s glorious cast in The Grand Budapest Hotel in terms of ‘A’ list talent- there’s Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand and Channing Tatum to name a few. But in the new trailer that’s just hit the web, it’s Ralph Fiennes as a harassed movie director and up-and-coming young actor Alden Ehrenreich as his somewhat vocally challenged star who completely steals the show.

“Would that it were so simple”.

Take a look…