WATCH: Would That It Were So Simple for Alden Ehrenreich to Recite His Lines in “Hair, Caesar!” Trailer
"You should be marching right along to 'So simple.'"
The first trailer for the upcoming Coen Brothers film Hail, Caesar! did such a good job of dispensing with the movie’s broad plot points, the second trailer is free to do what it wants. And that means letting Ralph Fiennes and Alden Ehrenreich work through the correct pronunciation of a single phrase. For nearly two minutes, the pair go back and forth, their repetitions building to a weirdly dramatic crescendo while the trailer grows impatient and cuts to other scenes. Given Hail, Caesar!‘s Old Hollywood storyline, it shouldn’t be surprising to see the level of detail in Roger Deakins’ cinematography; you’d be forgiven for thinking that that opening shot was pulled from a colorized black-and-white. Would that it were so simple.
Hail, Caesar!, which is one of our Most Anticipated Films of 2016, also stars George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, and, uh, Dolph Lundgren. It opens on February 5.