Step aside Noah Hawley. When it comes to the Coenverse, George Clooney knows the territory as well as anybody.
While Hawley’s Fargo TV Series plays more like a mix between Coen Brothers quirk and what you’d expect from Prestige TV, the first trailer for Clooney’s Suburbicon could easily be mistaken for a new film directly from Joel & Ethan Coen. And it sort of is, as the original script was penned by the brothers before getting a rewrite from Clooney and producing/writing partner Grant Heslov.
Along for the ride in this mid-20th Century American dark comedy are other Coen vets: Matt Damon (True Grit), Julianne Moore (The Big Lebowski), and Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis). Clooney, a Coen favorite from movies such as O Brother Where Art Thou?, Intolerable Cruelty, Burn After Reading, and Hail, Caesar!, stays strictly behind the camera this time around in the director’s chair (see set photos here), but don’t be surprised if he pops up in a well-placed cameo.
After playing the fall festival circuit, Suburbicon will open in theaters on October 27, 2017.