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Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton in Talks for 'Hail Caesar'

June 25, 2014 (2:01 am) GMT
The three big stars are negotiating to join the comedy about a Hollywood fixer directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.
Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton in Talks for 'Hail Caesar'

Universal Pictures' "" is aiming for a star-studded cast list. The film about a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s is eying , and to join the already confirmed stars and .

According to THR, Tatum will be a Gene Kelly-type star while Fiennes will play studio director Laurence Lorenz. Swinton, who recently starred opposite Fiennes in "", is slated to portray a powerful Hollywood gossip columnist.

"Hail Cesar" will be produced and directed by the Coen brothers. The film centers on a man named Eddie Mannix who sounds a lot like the Fred Otash of his day - the famed 1950s private investigator who worked for Confidential magazine and was the muckraker of the time using wiretaps to spy on movie stars and gather dirt. Otash was a former lifeguard who became a cop, lost his job as a cop and became a private eye who wiretapped.

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