Clooney in Talks for Payne’s Descendants


George Clooney is in talks to star in Alexander Payne’s family dramedy The Descendants at Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Clooney, who is currently shooting Anton Corbijn-directed thriller The American, would topline the film, which centers on a wealthy landowner who takes his two daughters on a search for his wife’s lover in the hopes of keeping his family together.

The Descendants is scheduled to begin filming in February in Hawaii.

The screenplay, which is based on Kaui Hart Hemmings’ debut novel of the same name, was written by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.