The assistant will be expected to read, write notes and participate in creative development.
Clooney was originally slated to play Colonel Cathcart, but that role will now go to Chandler. Clooney will instead play the supporting part of Scheisskopf, which gives him more time to focus on directing and producing.
The Golden Globe-winner previously starred in Hulu’s drama series Chance. Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Ellen Kuras have all signed on to direct episodes with scripts co-written by Luke Davies and David Michod.
Gossip Girl alum Kelly Rutherford has been cast in Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars‘ spinoff pilot The Perfectionists. Meanwhile, Training Day alumna Lex Scott Davis has been cast as the central character and female lead in ABC’s drama pilot For Love. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.
Clooney will co-direct and star in the six-episode series based on Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel that was previously turned into a 1970 film directed by the late Mike Nichols.
George Clooney has finally been lured back to the small screen and will star in, as well as direct, an adaptation of Joseph Heller’s famous novel Catch-22.