Apparently, so did the Coens, laughed Clooney.
“No, no, I wanted to do that, [but] I haven”t stolen that one away from them yet, I think they are going to do it,” Clooney said of “Suburbicon.” “I think they are going to direct it, but I love that project. I have a part in it that I would love to play.”
The project is billed as a dark comedy. I say that only because, honestly, there really isn”t much more to add. That”s what”s out there right now.
“There”s nothing to explain what it is except it”s a Coen Brothers film so it”s insane,” Clooney enthused of the mysterious project. “[In the movie] I get clubbed to death with a tire iron. It made me laugh.”
With “Suburbicon” not in the cards, Clooney is shifting his gaze towards “Farragut North,” a drama by Beau Willimon.
“It”s about elections,” Clooney said of the flick, which focuses on an idealistic young staff member on a presidential campaign, ultimately done in by dirty tricks and partisan politics. “We have the rights and it”s really well done. I want to take a crack at that.”
“Farragut North” (named for a D.C. subway stop) is a film about elections and politics, but one “not about the candidates,” Clooney explained.
“It”s about the James Carvilles and George Stephanopoulos-s,” Clooney said. “I”m really interested in that idea – not of who wins – but ‘winning.””