George Clooney to direct ‘Good Morning, Midnight’ for Netflix
George Clooney is set to star and direct award-winning novel, Good Morning, Midnight, for Netflix.
The Oscar-winner will play Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic trying desperately to get in contact with an astronaut, on board a spacecraft trying to return home to Earth.
Clooney and long-time production partner Grant Heslov is set to produce the film, under their Smokehouse Pictures banner. Production is set to begin in October.
"Grant and I couldn't be more excited to be involved with this incredible project," said Clooney in a statement. "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.”
Good Morning, Midnight, will be Clooney’s first feature film for a streaming service, and his first project with Netflix. It will also be the first time he’s directed a film since 2017’s Suburbicon.