Josh Brolin is set to star alongside George Clooney in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's new comedy Hail Caesar.

The story centers on Eddie Mannix, a 1950s fixer who works for major Hollywood studios to try and keep the biggest movie stars in line. Our report from May revealed that the character is loosely based on Fred Otash, a spy who worked for Confidential Magazine, digging up dirt on all of the biggest celebrities using his wiretapping techniques. Fixers were used by the studios in the 1950s to stop any scandalous story involving a major star from spreading. It isn't clear who George Clooney and Josh Brolin are portraying at this time.

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen are directing from their own script, with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner producing for Working Title Films. This project marks the Coen's eighth collaboration with Working Title.

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Josh Brolin previously starred in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's No Country for Old Men, and he will next portray Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy. George Clooney has starred in three movies for the Coen's (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Intolerable Cruelty and Burn After Reading), and he will next be seen in Tomorrowland.