Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest movie, Hail, Caesar!, has been selected as the opening film at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. Hail, Caesar! will screen at the festival on February 11, 2016 just days before opening worldwide. The cast of the Coen brothers comedy includes Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum.
The Coens’ True Grit opened the festival in 2011.
“It’s wonderful that Joel and Ethan Coen are once again opening the Berlinale. Their humour, unique characters and fantastic narrative skill are guaranteed to thrill the audience. Hail, Caesar! is the perfect start for the 2016 Berlinale,” said Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.
Hail, Caesar! takes place during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age, during the studio system’s heyday. The comedy follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. The film is produced by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner.