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10:31  10 june  2019
10:31  10 june  2019 Source:   covermg.com

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“ Catch - 22 ” could prove to be serious Emmy bait for the popular Hollywood writer-producer- director -star. In order to pull off epic spectacle on a modest budget, Clooney needed help. He and Heslov decided to direct two episodes each and give two to cinematographer-turned- director

Catch - 22 is a satirical dark comedy miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Joseph Heller. It premiered on May 17, 2019, on Hulu in the United States.

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George Clooney hired a female director to help make his Hulu series Catch-22 more relevant in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

The Ocean's Eleven star and his producing partner Grant Heslov have adapted Joseph Heller's iconic satirical war novel into a six-part series for the streaming service.

However, Clooney felt Heller's book, which features few female perspectives and misogynist language, would go down badly after #MeToo activists had highlighted the consequences of sexism, and decided to bring in cinematographer Ellen Kuras to direct two episodes and produce.

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George Clooney Commands Dark Laughs With " Catch - 22 ". The beloved movie star directs , produces, and acts alongside a topflight cast including Hugh Laurie and Kyle Chandler in the new Hulu miniseries. Director : Mike Nichols. Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin.

“ Catch - 22 ” is, thankfully, not solely about war. What George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s new limited series has to say about soldiers dying for their country isn’t as revolutionary as Joseph Heller’s words were when first published in 1961, even if Hulu’s six-part TV adaptation blends his divergent

"I was going to direct four episodes and Grant two," Clooney tells British newspaper The Times, "but all the Me Too stuff started coming through and I said, 'It's all guys (on this) - we have to be part of the solution.' "

George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo © PA Wire/PA Images George Clooney attending the Catch-22 UK Premiere, held at VUE Cinema Westfield, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images) Luke Davies, who has co-written the show with fellow Australian David Michod, says they also considered colourblind casting to make the series more inclusive, but felt it would be untrue to its setting in the Second World War.

"We're doing an authentic adaptation and we will cop flak, so we tried our best to alleviate that by embracing a female perspective in some of this storytelling," he explains.

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A catch - 22 is a paradoxical situation from which an individual cannot escape because of contradictory rules or limitations. The term was coined by Joseph Heller, who used it in his 1961 novel Catch - 22 .

Catch - 22 is a satirical novel by American author Joseph Heller. He began writing it in 1953; the novel was first published in 1961. Often cited as one of the most significant novels of the twentieth century

"We also asked questions about colourblind casting, but that would have been intrinsically untrue to the segregationist nature of troop make-up in the war."

Although Catch-22 is one of the most famous comic novels of all time, it has rarely been adapted for film or television, with the only two attempts to date a 1970 film starring Alan Arkin as the lead, Captain Yossarian, and an ill-fated 1973 TV pilot.

Clooney, who also plays Lieutenant Scheisskopf in the series, was scared of taking on the project but decided he could finally do the novel justice.

"It's a classic that we thought would be terrifying to take on, and those are the kind of things you take on," he adds.

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George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo
George Clooney hired female Catch-22 director in response to #MeToo

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