Syriana and Art School Confidential: According to The Hollywood Reporter, coming off a role in Fox Searchlight's Bee Season opposite Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche, Max Minghella has signed on to topline Terry Zwigoff's Art School Confidential and to play George Clooney's son in Steven Soderbergh's Syriana, sources said.

In Zwigoff's film for United Artists, Minghella joins John Malkovich, Anjelica Huston and Steve Buscemi. It's based on Dan Clowes' satirical novel and finds Minghella playing Jerome, who goes off to art school convinced that he'll become a great artist. Instead, he comes to learn that he has undeveloped talent and watches the girl of his dreams fall in love with another artist. He is then inadvertently accused and arrested for being a murderer and thus becomes the celebrity artist he always dreamed of being.