Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, and Channing Tatum will ‘Hail, Caesar!’

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channing_tatum_tilda_swinton_ralph_fiennesConsidering how interesting the career of Channing Tatum has become over the past few years, seeing him hook up with the Coen Brothers is fairly juicy news. As such, reports yesterday that have him, Ralph Fiennes, and Tilda Swinton joining Joel Coen and Ethan Coen‘s next film Hail, Caesar! is pretty good news. Already starring George Clooney and Josh Brolin, it’s a period piece set in Hollywood about a Fixer for the studios and could be a bit more of a zany comedy than we’ve seen from them in a bit. You can see more below, but I’m particularly interested in seeing how Tatum works with them. He could potentially steal the show playing an actor, which he’s purported to be doing. We shall see.

Here’s the story from The Hollywood Reporter:

Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton are in negotiations to join George Clooney in Hail Caesar!, the Hollywood-set period comedy being made by Joel and Ethan Coen.

The Coens are producing under their Mike Zoss Productions banner alongside Working Title Films’ Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan. Universal is distributing the movie.

Caesar tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who works for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s.

As befitting a Coen Bros. movie, many colorful characters populate the script, with the roles harkening to many of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Tatum’s role is described as a Gene Kelly-type star while Fiennes would play Laurence Lorenz, a studio director. Swinton is a powerful Hollywood gossip columnist.

Tatum most recently starred in the hit comedy sequel 22 Jump Street. His upcoming films include The Wachowski’s sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending and wrestling drama Foxcatcher. He’s repped by UTA and Management 360.

Swinton’s recent credits include Snowpiercer and The Grand Budapest Hotel. She’s repped by UTA, Hamilton Hodell in the UK and Peikoff Mahan Law Office.

Fiennes also starred in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel along with Swinton. He’s other recent credits include The Invisible Woman which he also directed and Skyfall. He’s repped by CAA and Dalzell and Beresford.

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Terence Johnson

This cast seems super interesting. These are the kind of parts C-Tates should be looking to do as his career goes on and I love having Tilda back in the Coens fold.


Somehow I am totally missing the Channing attraction. Every time I see one of these announcements or gushes, the first reaction is “Who does he know and where are the bodies buried.”


the fact this movie will suck now


Did you seriously just say that Channing could steal the show from those other actors? Have you forgotten your meds today, dear? When has he ever upstaged great actors? He was the only actor ignored in Foxcatcher. Even his star power is fading fast with a string of flops.


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