Netflix confirmed a new project with Academy Award winner George Clooney on Monday morning. The platform announced that Clooney is in pre-production on an untitled feature project for Netflix that he will direct and star in. The movie is based on the novel ‘Good Morning, Midnight’ by Lily Brooks-Dalton.
Mark L. Smith adapted the screenplay from the novel, with Grant Heslov and Clooney producing the movie alongside Anonymous Content and Syndicate Entertainment, who sourced the material.
This post-apocalyptic tale follows the parallel stories of Augustine (Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to make contact with the crew of the Aether spacecraft as they try to return home to Earth. Brooks-Dalton’s novel was met with critical acclaim and was named one of the best books of the year by Shelf Awareness and the Chicago Review of Books.
According to Netflix, the film will begin production in October. If you like to read the original work before seeing the adaptation, you can find ‘Good Morning, Midnight’ right here on Amazon.
“Grant and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with this incredible project,” said George Clooney. “Mark is a writer we’ve long admired and his script is haunting. We’re thrilled to be working with our friends at Netflix as well.”
“Having known and worked with George for over two decades, I can’t think of anyone better to bring this amazing story to life,” said Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s film division. “The book is powerful and moving, and Mark’s adaptation is beautifully written. At its core, this is a story about human nature, and one that I know our global audiences will fall in love with, just like I did when I read it.”
Netflix stopped short of announcing a premiere date at this time, and we will have to wait until the fall to get the final casting confirmation.
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