George Clooney may have found his next project. The Tomorrowland star is reportedly in negotiations to direct Suburbicon, a ‘50s era crime drama written by Clooney’s frequent collaborators, Joel and Ethan Coen.
Suburbicon is a project that the Coen Brothers have had in their back pocket for over a decade. Back in 2005, Clooney told Empire Magazine that “[The Coen Bros.] offered me a part in Suburbicon a long time ago, and since then decided they have other projects they want to work on. So, I called them up and said ‘How about me taking a spin at it?’ Because it’s a really interesting, really funny, very dark comedy.”
It’s not clear why Suburbicon didn’t happen in the subsequent ten years, but the project is reportedly coming together quickly at TriStar pictures with Joel Silver is attached as a producer. Deals for cast members may follow soon after Clooney closes his negotiations with the studio.
Clooney has previously starred in the Coen brothers’ O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Intolerable Cruelty, and Burn After Reading. As a director, Clooney has helmed Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Good Night, and Good Luck, Leatherheads, The Ides of March, and The Monuments Men.
As an actor, Clooney is best known for his star-making turn on the television series ER, and his subsequent feature films including Out of Sight, Three Kings, the Ocean’s Eleven Trilogy, Michael Clayton, Up in the Air, The Descendants, and Syriana, which led to his Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor in 2006.
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