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    George Clooney is attached to star in and direct a limited series based on “Catch-22,” Variety has confirmed.

    The six-episode series hails from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. No network is currently attached. Adapted from the 1961 Joseph Heller novel, “Catch-22” is set in Italy during World War II. It focuses on Capt. John Yossarian, a US Air Force bombardier who is furious because the bureaucratic rule known as Catch-22, which specifies that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.

    Clooney will star in the role of Colonel Cathcart. The series is being eyed for an early 2018 shoot. Clooney’s producing partner Grant Heslov will also direct a portion of the series. The episodes were co-written by Luke Davies and David Michôd, who will also executive produce. Richard Brown and Steve Golin will executive produce for Anonymous Content along with Clooney and Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures banner.

    Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.

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    jf123
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    Probably eligible for the 2019 Emmys though

    Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.

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    eastwest
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    Interesting to see the flip side of this. It’s usually a female movie star coming to TV. He got his start on TV, so it’s cool that he’s using his influence as this big force in movies to make a quality leading vehicle for himself.

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    jf123
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    Headed to Hulu

    Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.

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    Riley
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    Kyle Chandler replaces George Clooney as the lead, so that Clooney can focus more on directing and producing.  Clooney is now playing a supporting character, opposite Christopher Abbott and Hugh Laurie.

    "I don't even believe in god, but I'm going to thank her tonight."

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    easy Globe TV Supporting win.

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    From what I’ve read here and there, the show will air in 2019 but will make it in Emmy eligibility.

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