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Hollywood's biggest names solve a mystery in the new TV spot for the Coen brothers' Hail, Caesar!


Following the drop of the full-length trailer in October, a new TV spot for the Coen brothers’ Golden Age of Hollywood comedy Hail, Caesar! shows more of the inspired lunacy that the filmmakers are most known for. The Coens haven’t made a film since 2013’s Inside Llewyn Davis (though they are likely Oscar nominees this year for their deft screenplay to Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies), and Hail, Caesar! finds them back in the movie industry of yore for the first time since 1991’s Barton Fink, which was set in 1941 Hollywood.

Though unlike that dark morality play, this one shows all the signs of a sparkling comedy, layered with references to the 1920s and 30s film spectacles by Cecil B. De Mille and Busby Berkeley. No Country for Old Men’s Josh Brolin tops an all-star cast full of Coen repertoire players, including George Clooney (O Brother, Where Art Thou?), Frances McDormand (Fargo), and Tilda Swinton (Burn After Reading), who appears to be having a blast playing the malicious former actress and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper — a role that this year has scored Trumbo’s Helen Mirren nominations at the Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Awards.

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Hail, Caesar! opens on Feb. 5. Check out the TV spot above.