In a moment that’s much like walking into a bakery and standing shell-shocked with excitement and unable to decide which delightful pastry you’ll eat, the Coen Brothers have presented us with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the cast of their next movie, “Hail Caesar!”
Like, first off, it’s a movie directed, written and produced by Joel and Ethan Coen. We’re already in. That ticket is bought. But the insane, overwhelming frosting on that cake is the list of boldfaced names that will be gracing the screen.
Today, it was reported that Channing Tatum would join the cast, sidling up alongside fellow handsome men George Clooney and Josh Brolin. As if getting a little Chan up in there wasn’t enough, favored earthlings Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes have also reportedly signed on to the flick.
The movie will be a period comedy set in the Golden Age of Hollywood, with Tatum reportedly playing a Gene Kelly-type character, Swinton a gossip columnist and Fiennes a studio director.
No word on whether a wood chipper will be involved, a la “Fargo.”