by Justin Cook
George Clooney is in talks to return to the director’s chair for the upcoming crime noir drama Suburbicon. The film, which is set in the 1950s, is written by the Coen brothers and produced by Joel Silver.
Many have compared the project to the Coen brothers’ 1984 film Blood Simple, as both projects fall into the similar genres, but plot details are being kept under wraps at the time.
Clooney has collaborated with the Coen brothers numerous times in the past on such projects as O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Burn After Reading and Intolerable Cruelty. In addition to those films, their most recent project Hail, Caesar will be released on February 5, 2016; Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Jonah Hill and Josh Brolin will star alongside Clooney in the film.
Suburbicon will be Clooney’s fifth directorial effort, following up last year’s critically panned The Monuments Men; however, despite poor reviews, the film ended up bringing in a respectable $155 million at the box office on a $70 million budget. His other films as director include Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Good Night, Good Luck, Leatherheads and The Ides of March.