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https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/nov/17/george-clooney-returns-to-television-for-catch-22-two-decades-after-er?CMP=soc_567

 

This could be good.

 



George Clooney will make his return to television in a serialised adaptation of Catch-22, Paramount Television revealed on Thursday.

Clooney, who left hit medical drama ER nearly 20 years ago, will direct and star in the six-episode series, based on US author Joseph Heller’s darkly comedic 1961 novel of the same name.

The series will begin shooting in early 2018 for Viacom Inc’s Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, but has not yet been acquired by a network for distribution.

 

Set in Italy during the second world war, Catch-22 follows a US soldier named Yossarian, whose army keeps raising the number of missions that a soldier must complete in order to be released from duty. In an infuriating bureaucratic paradox called a “catch-22” – a phrase coined in Heller’s text – Yossarian’s only way to avoid the missions is to declare insanity, but by indicating unwillingness to embark on dangerous missions he demonstrates a rational, sane mind.

Clooney, 56, will play Yossarian’s commander Colonel Cathcart, and direct alongside his producing partner Grant Heslov. The show has been co-written and executive produced by Luke Davies and David Michôd. No other cast members have been announced.

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You know, i got around to reading the novel by Joseph Heller about 7 years ago coz its always touted as one of those classic books you've just gotta read and I was really dissapointed. It made absolutely no impression on me whatsoever. Its supposed to be witty and satirical but I didn't find it funny or amusing or poignant or anything really. Can't even remember much about the story now!  

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40 minutes ago, Sartre84 said:

You know, i got around to reading the novel by Joseph Heller about 7 years ago coz its always touted as one of those classic books you've just gotta read and I was really dissapointed. It made absolutely no impression on me whatsoever. Its supposed to be witty and satirical but I didn't find it funny or amusing or poignant or anything really. Can't even remember much about the story now!  

 

*Nately's whore jumps out at you and chases you out of the thread*

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Clooney is no longer playing Cathcart, who will now be played by Kyle Chandler. Clooney has switched to a smaller role of Scheisskopf.

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