You have to hand it to George Clooney, not only is the man a high powered chick magnet, but he also surrounds himself with first class talent when he’s making films.
The former Batman and Oscar winner’s latest film The Men Who Stare At Goats has Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges currently in negotiations to star opposite him in the film which will surely under-go a title change.
According to The Hollywood Reporter the film is:
“Based on the book by the Guardian columnist Jon Ronson, ‘Goats’ is set in Iraq and centers on Bob Wilton (McGregor), a desperate reporter who stumbles upon the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady (Clooney), who claims to be a former secret U.S. military psychic soldier who was reactivated post-Sept. 11.”
“Goats” chronicles the two men’s travels through Iraq and offers glimpses into the supposedly real secret Army unit tasked with creating soldiers with paranormal powers. “
I don’t know about you but I think that this sounds like a pretty exciting project. I feel that Clooney is a film-maker with real depth and The Men Who Stare At Goats could be a film that earns money and pulls in awards! Clooney has been making interesting career choices for the last ten years or so, and it’s good to see an A-List star seek out good material rather than a huge paycheck.
With a cast like this The Men Who Stare At Goats should make every-one’s must see list.
The Grant Heslov directed film goes before the camera lens next month.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter