Annapurna Television is partnering with the Coen Brothers on a project called The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, a Western anthology. Annapurna intends to pursue an innovative television and theatrical integrated approach. Joel and Ethen Coen wrote the script and will direct the project.
Joel and Ethan Coen amuse themselves, and few others, in this unpleasantly incoherent 1950s farce.
Starring Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men, Sicario), George Clooney (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Burn After Reading), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street), Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Jonah Hill (Moneyball, The Wolf of Wall Street), Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. Brolin plays the fixer, based on real-life MGM executive Eddie Mannix.