George Clooney Will Direct Coen Brothers Crime Noir Script 'Suburbicon'
George Clooney is in talks to direct 'Suburbicon,' a script by Joel and Ethan Coen that will be produced by Joel Silver. The script is being described as similar to the Coen's debut film 'Blood Simple,' except 'Suburbicon' is set in the 1950s. Nothing regarding this deal between Clooney, the Coens and TriStar Pictures (who'll distribute the movie) is concrete just yet, but the deal is coming together fairly quickly as TriStar want this project up and running as soon as possible.
Clooney and Coen's go way back. They've worked together on 'Intolerable Cruelty,' 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' and will reunite once again in the upcoming 'Hail, Caesar!'