Magazine article Screen International

C4 and Sky Italia Board Hulu's George Clooney-Produced 'Catch-22'

Magazine article Screen International

C4 and Sky Italia Board Hulu's George Clooney-Produced 'Catch-22'

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European broadcasters to co-fund George Clooney-produced adaptation of Joseph Heller classic.

George Clooney

Channel 4 and Sky Italia have boarded as co-producers on George Clooney’s six-part adaptation of Catch-22 for Hulu.

The series, starring Clooney alongside Hugh Laurie, Christopher Abbott and Kyle Chandler, will air next year on C4 in the UK and Sky Atlantic in Italy.

Based on Joseph Heller’s satirical novel, first published in 1961 and previously adapted as a 1970 movie directed by Mike Nichols, the blackly comic drama follows the story of Captain John Yossarian, a US air force soldier in World War II driven mad by his will to survive the war.

Ellen Kuras (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) will be directing the series with Clooney and Grant Heslov.

The drama is produced by Paramount Television, Anonymous Content, Clooney and Grant Heslov (Argo) on behalf of Smokeshouse Pictures, along with Richard Brown and Steve Golin from Anonymous Content.

Luke Davies (Lion) and David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) are co-writing and exec producing the series alongside Clooney. …

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