The making of Hulu’s Catch-22 featurette released
Hulu has released a new Catch-22 featurette featuring soundbites with director and co-star George Clooney, director and co-star Grant Heslov, co-writer Luke Davies, director Ellen Kuras, and stars Christopher Abbott and Kyle Chandler. Check out the video now in the player below and find out why Clooney inevitably said yes to adapting Joseph Heller’s novel.
The six-part adaptation of Catch-22 tells the story of U.S. Air Force bomber John Yossarian (Christopher Abbott) as he becomes frustrated with his position and the fact that so many people are trying to kill him even though they don’t know him and he doesn’t know them. He is also held up by the sinister rule that if a pilot is requesting to not do their missions, they are sane and ineligible to be removed from duty, whereas those who continue to fly into danger willingly are deemed insane.
In addition to director George Clooney and Kyle Chandler, Catch-22 also stars Christopher Abbott, Hugh Laurie, Giancarlo Giannini, Jay Paulson, and Julie Ann Emery.
The novel was previously adapted into a feature film directed by Mike Nichols in 1970, which wasn’t a success at the start but has since been considered a cult favorite by critics and audiences. The upcoming adaptation was written by Luke Davis and David Michod, and will be co-directed by Clooney, Grant Heslov (Argo) and Ellen Kuras (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and produced by Paramount Television, Smokehouse Pictures and Anonymous Content. Davis, Michod, Clooney, Kuras, and Heslov will co-produce alongside Richard Brown and Steve Golin.
Catch-22 will premiere on Hulu on May 17.