George Clooney returns to television in 'Catch-22' teaser
UPI News Service, 02/11/2019
George Clooney portrays a World War II Lieutenant in the first teaser trailer for Hulu's upcoming six-episode limited series, Catch-22.
The clip, released on Monday, brings to life the famous Joseph Heller novel of the same name about U.S. Air Force bombardier Captain John Yossarian, portrayed by Christopher Abbott.
John is attempting to fulfill his service requirement for the Air Force while his superiors, Colonel Cathcart (Kyle Chandler) and Scheisskopf (Clooney), keep giving him more missions.
Clooney is executive producing alongside Grant Heslov, Richard Brown and Steve Golin. The actor directed two episodes of the series along with Heslove and Ellen Kuras who also serves as a producer. Luke Davies and David Michod are co-writers and executive producers.
Clooney was originally set to portray Colonel Cathcart before stepping down. Hugh Laurie also stars as Major de Coverley.
"Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule 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," reads a synopsis.
"But a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty."
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