The Coen Brothers returned to the big screen for the first time in three years back in February with their new period piece Hail, Caesar!, which is set in 1950s Hollywood. In case you missed your chance to see it on the big screen, Hail, Caesar! debuted on Digital HD last month and on Blu-ray and DVD earlier this week. If you haven't had a chance to pick up this comedy quite yet, we have an exclusive preview featuring stars George Clooney and Josh Brolin.
In Universal Studios Home Entertainment's Hail, Caesar, George Clooney fittingly plays the biggest movie star in the world, who goes missing while shooting his new movie. We learn in this preview that this movie-in-a-movie is very similar to Ben-Hur, with George Clooney himself revealing that they used actual backdrops from the real Ben-Hur as a part of this production. He also talks about his unique costume, and how interesting it is to see how filmmakers actually made movies back in the 1950s. We also hear from costume designer Mary Zophres, who reveals that George Clooney was "game" for anything, including his Roman costume that is essentially a dress, while Josh Brolin adds how great it was to see one of the biggest movie stars in the world wearing said dress.
George Clooney and Josh Brolin lead an all-star cast in Hail, Caesar, including Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Alden Ehrenreich and Frances McDormand, set in Hollywood's Golden Age. Hail, Caesar! is the ingenious creation of four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, Fargo). The comic whodunit pulls back the curtain to reveal the backstage humor and drama of the movie industry, and includes exclusive bonus features that take viewers behind the scenes of the film's most inventive escapades.
Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), head of production and all-around problem solver for Hollywood studio Capitol Pictures. When Baird Whitlock (George Clooney), the world's biggest star, is kidnapped in the middle of production on the studio's latest swords-and-sandals epic, Eddie will have to recover his leading man while simultaneously appeasing cowboy star Hobie Doyle (Alden Ehrenreich), disgruntled director Laurence Laurentz (Ralph Fiennes), swimming sensation DeeAnna Moran (Scarlett Johansson) and song-and-dance superstar Burt Gurney (Channing Tatum), all while horse-trading information to keep his talents' names out of the gossip columns written by a pair of rival siblings, Thora and Thessaly Thacker (Tilda Swinton).
The bonus features include featurettes such as Directing Hollywood, where the Coen Brothers reveal why they wanted to make a movie set in 1950s Hollywood and The Stars Align featuring interviews with the A-list cast. The Blu-ray and DVD also includes An Era of Glamour, which offers a glimpse at the costumes and production design and Magic of a Bygone Era, where the cast and crew break down how they pulled off two huge musical numbers. Take a look at our exclusive featurette from Hail, Caesar before picking up the Blu-ray or DVD.