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As if the cast of Hail Caesar! didn’t have enough stars already, two more have reportedly joined the cast of the next film from Joel and Ethan Coen. The brothers have reportedly cast Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill to star alongside George Clooney and Channing Tatum.
The news about Johansson joining was first reported by Variety. The trade reported that she is in talks to join the film. She could actually get away with playing in the film while pregnant, since her character is an actress who gets pregnant before she is set to make a film.
Hill’s casting was also reported by The Hollywood Reporter. He is in talks as well, but it is not clear what role he will take.
Clooney and Tatum are just two of the familiar faces that will be seen in the film. Josh Brolin, who appeared in both No Country For Old Men and True Grit, joined last month. Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes have also joined. You can never have enough Oscar winners and nominees in a movie.
Hail Caesar! centers on the Hollywood world of the 1950s, with a fixer who works for the studios to keep their stars’ public profiles looking squeaky clean. Johansson, who is expecting her first child with fiance Romain Dauriac, should not take long to film.
Johansson will next be seen in Universal’s Lucy and in Avengers: Age of Ultron next year.
This will be the Coens' first movie since last year's Inside Llewyn Davis. They are probably hard at work trying to find a role for John Goodman.
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