Set in the early 1950s, Hail, Caesar! follows Hollywood fixer Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) who is tasked to solve all the problems of the actors and filmmakers at Capitol Pictures. His latest assignments involve a disgruntled director, a singing cowboy, a beautiful swimmer, and a handsome dancer. But he faces his biggest challenge yet when Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) gets kidnapped while in costume for the swords-and-sandals epic film Hail, Caesar! If the studio doesn’t pay $100,000, it’s the end of the line for the movie star.
Written and directed by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, the 2016 period comedy delivers laughs from literal slapstick, insane imagery, and witty banter between its perfectly cast characters. Packed with intricate period detail, the movie received nominations at the Academy Awards and British Academy Film Awards for production design.