George Clooney hasn’t been in the spotlight much in recent years, thanks to his leading role as dad to twins. But his next project will put the Oscar winner back in his familiar director-and-star chair.
Following in the footsteps of his recent acting/directing/producing gig on Hulu miniseries “Catch-22,” Clooney will once again team up with a streaming service. This time, the actor is working with Netflix, for which he will star in and direct a feature adaptation of the 2017 Lily Brooks-Dalton novel “Good Morning, Midnight.”
Here’s the film’s synopsis, per Variety:
“The post-apocalyptic tale follows the parallel stories of Augustine (Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, and an astronaut on board the Aether spacecraft, which is trying to return home to Earth, as Augustine races to make contact with the spaceship.”
In addition to starring and directing, Clooney will also produce, through his Smokehouse Pictures banner with partner Grant Heslov. The adaptation was penned by Mark L. Smith (“The Revenant”).
“Grant and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with this incredible project,” Clooney said in a statement. “Mark is a writer we’ve long admired and his script is haunting. We’re thrilled to be working with our friends at Netflix as well.”
Production on the film — whose title has not yet been finalized, Variety reports — is expected to begin in October.
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