George Clooney's political agendas rage on.
Clooney's latest fist-shaking delivered in the form of an "important movie" will be "Enron," an adaptation of the stage play by British playwright Lucy Prebble. The play chronicles the crisis that took down the corrupt energy distributor, considered by many to be the epitome of big Bush-era business gone wrong.
"Enron" had a highly successful run in various London theaters from 2009 through 2010, though it closed after only 15 performances when it was transferred to Broadway. Both productions were directed by Rupert Goold, who will not be involved in the film adaptation in any way, nor will any members of the original stage cast, according to The Playlist.
Prebble will adapt her own play for the screen, with Clooney producing and also possibly directing and starring. As Clooney is preparing to shoot "The Ides of March" in February and will probably segue right into Steven Soderbergh's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." soon after, the earliest "Enron" would likely go into production is sometime in 2012.
We like us some George Clooney, but is it us or has he been too much in "serious mode" lately? We think he could use something like "Ocean's 14" to put a spring back in his step.
Ah, well. No time for fun when there are cinematic crusades afoot!