“Alright, alright, let’s try this. Your line, just say it as I say it. Say your line exactly as I’m about to.”
Were that it twere so simple.
Unfortunately, nothing is that simple in the new trailer for the Coen Brothers’ new film Hail, Caesar! In the trailer, director Laurence Lorenz (played by Ralph Fiennes) finds out that trying to get your actor, especially one with the heavy Southern drawl, to gracefully and “trippingly” speed through his line can be an “interminable” exercise in futility.
The film’s second trailer is primarily an extended scene featuring Fiennes as a frustrated director trying to coax a simple line from his actor (Alden Ehrenreich), with little success. This trailer doesn’t reveal much about the plot of the film, but it certainly fuels our excitement for this comedy set “during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age.” The payoff to this scene is pretty damn great too.
In the movie, Josh Brolin plays a studio “fixer” that must deal with the kidnapping and ransoming of Baird Whitlock (played by George Clooney), the lead actor in the studio’s big budget movie. Everything about the film so far looks genuinely great, and that was before we found out we’d get to hear Channing Tatum sing in it.
Hail, Caesar! opens February 5, 2016.
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