HAIL, CAESAR! (Comedy)

WHAT IT’S ABOUT? A Hollywood fixer (Josh Brolin) springs into action when a movie star (George Clooney) gets kidnapped and an actress (Scarlett Johansson) becomes pregnant.

WHO’S IN IT? Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill

  • Directed by the Coen Brothers.
  • The fictional movie studio Capitol Pictures also appeared in the Coen Brothers’ Barton Fink.
  • This is George Clooney’s fourth appearance in a Coen Brothers movie, following O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Intolerable Cruelty(2003) and Burn After Reading (2008).
  • The film’s budget was $22 million.


WHAT IT’S ABOUT? In 19th-century England, Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) joins forces with zombie killer Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) to battle the undead.

WHO’S IN IT? Lily James, Sam Riley, Matt Smith, Lena Headey


  • Based on the 2009 parody novel by Seth Grahame-Smith which mashed up Jane Austen‘s 1813 novel with zombie fiction. Grahame-Smith also wrote Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.
  • Natalie Portman was originally cast as Elizabeth Bennet but dropped out over scheduling conflicts.
  • Matt Smith dated Lily James while they shot the movie.

THE CHOICE (Romance)

WHAT IT’S ABOUT? Travis (Benjamin Walker) and Gabby (Teresa Palmer) first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life’s most defining events.

WHO’S IN IT? Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario, Tom Welling, Tom Wilkinson

  • Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name.
  • This is the 11th Nicholas Sparks book that’s been adapted into a movie.
  • Scott Eastwood was cast in this film but was replaced by Tom Welling. Scott was then made the star in The Longest Ride, another movie based on a Sparks novel.