George Clooney to direct, produce and star in adaptation of J R Moehringer’s The Tender Bar for Amazon Studios

George Clooney’s directorial credits include movies such as Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Leatherheads, Ides of March and Suburbicon.

FP Staff July 26, 2020 11:54:09 IST
George Clooney to direct, produce and star in adaptation of J R Moehringer’s The Tender Bar for Amazon Studios

George Clooney is in negotiations with Amazon Studios to direct the feature film adaptation of J R Moehringer’s The Tender Bar: A Memoir.

The 59-year-old actor-director will also produce the movie along with his producing partner Grant Heslov through their Smokehouse Pictures banner.

He will direct the movie from a script by Oscar-winning scribe William Monahan, reported Variety.

George Clooney to direct produce and star in adaptation of J R Moehringers The Tender Bar for Amazon Studios

File image of George Clooney. AP

Published in 2005, Moehringer’s novel has been described as a “coming-of-age” story. It centres on the author, who as a young boy is seeking a replacement for his father, a New York City disc jockey who had vanished before his son spoke his first word.

When he can’t find his father’s voice on the radio anymore, the boy turns in desperation to the bar on the corner, where he finds friendship from his Uncle Charlie and other adults, who take him to the beach, to ballgames, and ultimately into their circle.

Clooney’s directorial credits include movies such as Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Leatherheads, Ides of March and Suburbicon. He also helmed the adaptation of Joseph Heller’s 1961 classic novel, Catch-22, for Hulu which released last year. The show, where he played a supporting role as training commander Scheisskopf, marked his return to TV after a gap of 20 years.

He most recently helmed Netflix and Anonymous Contents sci-fi thriller Midnight Sky, starring Felicity Jones in the lead.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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