Joel and Ethan Coen will follow-up Inside Llewyn Davis with Hollywood satire Hail Caesar, Deadline reports.
The directorial duo will return to their Barton Fink/Hudsucker Proxy roots, it seems, with Hail Caesar, a “comical yarn” that centers on a famed 1950s muckraker who spies on Hollywood celebs for a gossip magazine.
Now, just because Deadline is describing it as a “comical yarn” doesn’t mean this will see the Coens in a lighter, more frivolous mood.
Their comedies are usually as bleak and uncompromising as their dramas.
Let’s just hope it’s as good as prior “comical yarns” A Serious Man and Burn After Reading, and certainly better than The Ladykillers.