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Having already worked with Hulu for Catch-22, George Clooney now wants in on that Netflix action. Clooney will direct and star in Good Morning, Midnight, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi film destined for the streaming service. The film will be adapted from the 2016 sci-fi novel by Lily Brooks-Dalton about a scientist in the Arctic trying to make contact with a spacecraft returning to Earth.
George Clooney is the latest big name to get bit by the Netflix bug. The actor and director has joined up with the streaming giant to make an as-of-now untitled adaptation of Good Morning, Midnight. Here’s how Netflix is describing the film:
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This post-apocalyptic tale follows the parallel stories of Augustine (Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to make contact with the crew of the Aether spacecraft as they try to return home to Earth. Brooks-Dalton’s novel was met with critical acclaim and was named one of the best books of the year by Shelf Awareness and the Chicago Review of Books. The film will begin production in October.
Mark L. Smith, screenwriter of The Revenant, adapted Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel. Clooney will produce with usual producing partner Grant Heslov, along with anonymous Content and Syndicate Entertainment.
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“Grant and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with this incredible project,” Clooney said. “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.”
Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s film division, added: “Having known and worked with George for over two decades, I can’t think of anyone better to...
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