George Clooney to Direct & Star in Netflix’s Good Morning, Midnight Adaptation

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Netflix has simply courted one other A-list filmmaker for a brand new marquee venture. George Clooney is about to each direct and star in an adaptation of Good Morning, Midnight, the acclaimed novel by writer Lily Brooks-Dalton. This marks the primary function that Clooney has signed on to direct since 2017’s Suburbicon. Whereas the streaming service hasn’t but revealed a launch date, it is famous that the venture is already in pre-production. Filming is predicted to start in October.

In line with a press launch from Netflix, Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) tailored the screenplay. Oscar-winner Grant Heslov of Smokehouse Photos is about to supply alongside George Clooney, with Nameless Content material and Syndicate Leisure additionally on board the venture. Clooney, coming contemporary off his Catch-22 miniseries for Hulu, had this to say about his newest gig in an announcement.

“Grant and I could not be extra excited to be concerned with this unimaginable venture. Mark is a author we have lengthy admired and his script is haunting. We’re thrilled to be working with our buddies at Netflix as properly.”

It was made clear within the Netflix announcement that the film adaptation won’t essentially be titled Good Morning, Midnight. The post-apocalyptic story facilities on the parallel tales of Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist within the Arctic who races to make contact with the crew of the Aether spacecraft as they attempt to return residence to Earth. Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s movie division, had this to say in an announcement.

“Having recognized and labored with George for over 20 years, I can not consider anybody higher to carry this wonderful story to life. The e book is highly effective and shifting, and Mark’s adaptation is fantastically written. At its core, it is a story about human nature, and one which I do know our world audiences will fall in love with, identical to I did after I learn it.”

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George Clooney continues to be recognized finest to informal moviegoers for his on digital camera roles in motion pictures corresponding to Syriana and Ocean’s Eleven. Nonetheless, he is had a strong profession as a director as properly, beginning with Confessions of a Harmful Thoughts in 2002. He adopted that up with the Edward R. Murrow biopic Good Night time, and Good Luck in 2005. A few of his different efforts, corresponding to Leatherheads and The Monuments Males have not been fairly as profitable. Nonetheless, Clooney, when firing on all cylinders, can ship a high-quality film.

That is simply the newest A-list filmmaker to make the leap to Netflix. Final 12 months, Alfonso Cuaron very almost received the streaming service a Greatest Image Oscar for his Mexican-language drama Roma. Michael Bay can be at the moment in manufacturing on the high-dollar motion flick 6 Underground, which stars Ryan Reynolds, with Guillermo del Toro additionally set to helm a darker tackle Pinnochio for the service as properly, simply to call a number of. Lily Brooks-Dalton’s e book was initially launched in 2016 and was named among the best books of the 12 months by the Chicago Overview of Books. We’ll make sure you hold you posted as Netflix streaming service reveals any further particulars.

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