Scarlett Johansson to star in Hail Caesar!

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 July 2014
Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill are in talks to Coen brothers' new comedy about the golden age of Hollywood

Scarlett Johansson is being lined up to star in 'Hail Caesar!'

The actress is in talks to join the Coen brothers' new movie alongside confirmed cast members Josh Brolin and George Clooney.

The 'Match Point' star is expecting her first child with French journalist Romain Dauriac and will incorporate her pregnancy into the storyline since she is expected to play an actress who suddenly discovers she's with child.

Funnyman Jonah Hill is also reported to be negotiating a part in the 1950s set comedy, Variety reports, although details of his role are being kept under wraps.

Meanwhile, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes were all recently revealed to be close to joining the movie's line-up.

The story follows a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who works to keep a film studio's actors in line.

'Hail Caesar!' goes into production this autumn and Johansson's role is not expected to take long to film due to the size of the cast.

Joel and Ethan Coen are also producing alongside Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title Films.

The 29-year-old beauty will next be seen next in 'Lucy' and just wrapped Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'.

Hail, Caesar!

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
  • Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson

In this latest offering from the Coen brothers, Eddie Mannix (Brolin) is an MGM studio executive with a reputation for keeping the stars in line and preventing any employees from embarrassing the company. A witty and whimsical gang-show featuring an over-qualified cast doing extravagant turns unencumbered by narrative…

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