George Clooney and Josh Brolin in Coen brothers' next

  • AFP
  • Updated: Jun 11, 2014 20:45 IST

The two actors,

George Clooney


Josh Brolin

, will co-star in Hail, Caesar!, a private eye comedy set in 1950s Hollywood.

George Clooney has agreed to team up with Joel and Ethan Coen for the fourth time. According to, the actor will share the screen with Josh Brolin, who has also acted for the famous filmmaking brothers in the past.

Hail, Caesar!, which was also written by Joel and Ethan Coen, is set during the 1950s and follows Eddie Mannix, a detective hired by Hollywood film studios to protect their movie stars. The character is said to be inspired by the real-life detective Fred Otash, a private eye who spied on Marilyn Monroe and other celebrities to gather dirt for the tabloids.

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George Clooney first starred for the Coen brothers in the 2000 film O Brother Where Art Thou before reteaming with them three years later in Intolerable Cruelty. The siblings last directed the actor in Burn After Reading in 2008. Josh Brolin appeared in the Coen brothers' No Country for Old Men, which earned four Oscars in 2008, and True Grit.

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