George Clooney has a new project under his belt and it is guaranteed to garner much attention. The seasoned Hollywood actor is set to star and direct Netflix’s newest sci-fi thriller, an adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel, Good Morning, Midnight. Although Clooney’s film does not have a title yet, according to George, “Grant [Heslov] and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with this incredible project.” Grant Heslov, from Smokehouse Pictures, will produce the film alongside Anonymous Content and Syndicate Entertainment.
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The adaptation of the book, which was named one of the best books of 2017, was done by writer/director Mark L. Smith and has been described as “beautifully written.” George is one of the main characters of the series. He will play Augustine, a scientist in the Arctic trying to make contact with a spaceship.
The film marks George’s starring return to the big screen. The former Batman (yes! Batman!) last starred in Sony’s Money Monster in 2016. On a personal level, Good Morning, Midnight is an important step for the Oscar winning actor as it will be his first project with Netflix and his first directing role since 2017.