Catch-22: George Clooney to Star in Limited Series

19 November, 2017, 02:34 | Author: Ruben Patrick
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Actor George Clooney will direct and star in the drama miniseries "Catch-22", making his return to television after 20 years. The dad of two will portray Colonel Cathcart, a group commander for the U.S. Army who will do anything to please his superiors, according to Variety.

After a series of poor box office outings, George Clooney will head to the small screen for his next directorial effort. The package - co-written by Luke Davies (Lion) and David Michod (War Machine) will be shopped in December. That's the catch-22. On the big-screen, Clooney's work includes an Oscar win for his supporting turn in Syriana and as part of the cast of best picture victor Argo. He's previously directed six feature films, including Good Night, And Good Luck and Ides Of March.

Clooney's directing credits include The Ides of March, The Monuments Men and Suburbicon, which hits United Kingdom cinemas on 24th November and stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore.

Clooney played Dr Doug Ross in the 1990's series ER
Clooney played Dr Doug Ross in the 1990's series ER

Clooney will direct, along with Grant Heslov.

Also Read: Is It Time for Tom Cruise to Do TV? Richard Brown and Steve Golin will executive produce for Anonymous Content along with Clooney and Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures banner. So far, it has not been revealed when or how the Paramount TV and Anonymous Content project will air once it is ready.

Clooney becomes the latest A-lister to move to television. The actor will also take part in the production of the series.

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