Carter Burwell Gives Some Details On Coen Brothers 'Hail Caesar'
The next movie for the acclaimed directing siblings, the Coen Brothers, is Hail Caesar. During a Q&A session at the Tribeca Film Festival, longtime Coen composer, Carter Burwell, revealed some details regarding the movie.
Set in the late days of Hollywood’s Golden Age, the film follows a studio fixer named Eddie Mannix through a single day, in which there seems to be no end of problems to fix. Burwell said, “It’s a musical comedy that takes place on a Hollywood backlot, so you pass through all these pictures that are in production there.” The musical sequences will differ with each film in progress, but one of them, Burwell revealed, is “a tap-dance water number.”
Burwell then began to retract his description of it being a "musical comedy." He said, "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. 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.It’s actually pretty complicated, musically — you’ll see, the themes that I’m writing for the movie have to relate to the themes of the movies within the movie. So it’s actually this rug with all these threads going in and out. But I haven’t written it yet!"
Hail, Caesar! is written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johnasson, and Jonah Hill. It is scheduled to be released on the 5th February 2016.