Today, I happened to come across a trailer for a new Coen brothers film. If you didn’t know who they are (and shame on you if you don’t), they are the filmmakers behind such classics as The Big Lebowski, Fargo, and No Country For Old Men among countless others. I was vaguely familiar with the concept of the film so I was excited when I heard about a trailer being released. This movie has everybody and I mean everybody. I’m not overly surprised about that because who wouldn’t want to be in a Coen brothers’ movie. I included the synopsis and a trailer of the movie below. IMDB gives it a release date of February 26th and other publications have given it a release date of February 5th. I’m hoping for the sooner one because it just looks awesome. I wouldn’t have written a random blog post about it if I wasn’t serious about it.
In 1950s Hollywood, Eddie Mannix is Capital Pictures’ head of physical production and, most importantly, the studio fixer. His job is to maintain the clean reputation of the company and its stars, keeping them free from controversy. Mannix is advised that studio star Baird Whitlock has disappeared after not showing up for work on the current production of “Hail Caesar, a Tale of Christ’s Life.” He initially believes Whitlock has been drinking, but receives a call from a group of communists who claim to have kidnapped him and want a ransom. As Mannix gathers the cash, he simultaneously deals with an unhappy director who is working on another project, while innocent young starlet DeeAnna Moran is pregnant and unmarried. Mannix must handle all of this while keeping the gossip columnists off the scent. When Mannix is approached by an aviation company with an offer of a less-hectic, and rather lucrative, job, he must ultimately determine his true skills and passions.