Not unlike Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel arriving in the early months of last year, one of our most-anticipated films of 2016 will be seen before the year barely begins. Following up one of the greatest films in their career, Inside Llewyn Davis, Joel and Ethan Coen are returning with the 1950’s-set Hail, Caesar!.
The project brings together the star-studded ensemble of Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, Christopher Lambert and Scarlett Johansson. Following the single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix, the first trailer has now arrived ahead of a February release.
“I wouldn’t actually call it a ‘musical comedy’ — there are movies within the movie, and those movies might have comedic music, but the movie we’re making is actually not comical,” Carter Burwell said earlier this year. “I haven’t written the music yet, but I’m quite certain it’s actually going to be quite the opposite. It’s going to be rather serious, and it’s about faith. It’s not about the music.” Taking place in the Golden Age of Hollywood, check out the first trailer below, along with a batch of images.
Hail, Caesar! opens on February 5th, 2016.