Clooney to return to TV

George Clooney

Clooney will be adapting Joseph Heller's tragicomic 1961 World War II satirical novel Catch-22 into a six-episode miniseries and starring as Colonel Cathcart, the primary antagonist of the book, according to Variety.

Clooney and his producing partner Grant Heslov will direct.

Clooney will direct and star in the six-episode series, based on U.S. author Joseph Heller's darkly comedic 1961 novel "Catch-22". The package - co-written by Luke Davies (Lion) and David Michod (War Machine) will be shopped in December. Anonymous Content's Richard Brown and Steve Golin are also on bard as EPs.

But he runs up against the army's Catch-22 policy, which states that if someone is rational enough to try to evade combat, they are sane enough to continue fighting. He was nominated for writing Good Night, and Good Luck and scored lead actor nominations for The Descendants, Up in the Air and Michael Clayton.

Clooney's directing credits include The Ides of March, The Monuments Men and Suburbicon, which hits United Kingdom cinemas on 24th November and stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore.

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Clooney and Heslov are repped by CAA.

Catch-22 with Clooney attached represents a coup for Paramount Television.

Also Read: Is It Time for Tom Cruise to Do TV? If he makes any attempt to avoid those missions, he'll be in a total "Catch-22" because of a "hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule".

Clooney becomes the latest A-lister to move to television. The Academy Award-winning actor is set to direct and star in a new limited series, his first since leaving ER in 2009.

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