The Coen Brothers seems to want to fill every role in their upcoming Hail Caesar with a well-known face, as they’ve already got the likes of George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton, and now Variety reports that Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill are in talks to join them.
The 1950s set story is about a Hollywood fixer called Eddie Mannix, who works for the movie studios to help their major stars from avoiding scandals and to keep their dirty laundry under cover.
It’s now known who Jonah Hill will play, but Scarlett Johansson is playing an actress who becomes pregnant just before her latest film is about to start production. It works out as good timing for the actress, as she is pregnant herself, but as with several of the other roles in Hail Caesar!, it’s a relatively small part, so she’ll have plenty of time to complete it before she’s due to give birth.
Shooting on Hail Caesar! is set to start in a couple of months time.