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Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
George Clooney hands over his Catch-22 starring role to Kyle Chandler
Clooney will take a less-demanding role on the Hulu miniseries based on the James Heller classic novel. As director and executive producer, Clooney felt he had too much on his plate to also be playing the leading role of Col. Cathcart, which was to mark his first regular series role since ER. Chandler will play Col. Cathcart instead, while Clooney will take on the lesser role of Scheisskopf. This will be Chandler and Clooney's second time working together. Chandler starred in the 2012 Oscar Best Picture-winning Argo, which Clooney produced.
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 1:44PM EDT
Hugh Laurie to co-star with George Clooney on Hulu's Catch-22
After two seasons starring on Chance, Laurie is returning to Hulu for the George Clooney-directed miniseries based on the classic Joseph Heller novel. While Clooney will play the role of Col. Cathcart, Laurie has signed on to play Major de Coverley, the squadron executive officer on Pianosa air base. The Hollywood Reporter describes Laurie's character as dancing to the beat of his own drum: "Regarded with awe by the men. He spends his time pitching horseshoes, listening to jazz on his phonograph, mixing himself martinis and hiring apartments for the officers in every new city the Americans take."
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 2:00PM EST
George Clooney will be joined by Girls alum Christopher Abbott on Hulu's Catch-22
Abbott will take on the role of Yossarian on the TV series adaptation of Joseph Heller’s classic novel.
Posted Sunday 1/14/18 at 1:04PM EST
Hulu acquires every ER episode
All 15 seasons and 331 episodes of the NBC hit medical drama that ran from 1994 to 2009 are now available for streaming for the first time. In a statement, George Clooney — who has signed on to direct and star in Hulu’s Catch-22 — said: “It was such an honor to be a part of this show. I was lucky to have worked with so many writers, actors and directors all at the top of their game. Most importantly I’ve made friends for a lifetime. I’m excited it will finally be streaming on Hulu.”
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
George Clooney’s Catch-22 limited series lands at Hulu
Hulu is finalizing a six-episode straight-to-series order for a TV adaptation of the classic Joseph Heller novel, starring and directed by Clooney.
Posted Thursday 11/16/17 at 7:29PM EST
George Clooney is returning to TV to direct and star in the limited series Catch-22
Paramount Television’s six-episode adaptation of Joseph Heller’s classic novel is being shopped around to networks. Clooney will play Col. Cathcart, marking his first regular TV series gig since ER. The World War II novel was originally made into a movie in 1970, from director Mike Nichols. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, Clooney is the latest movie A-lister to move to television, following in the footsteps of Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts, as well as Reese Witherspoon.