George Clooney Leaves Role On Hulu’s ‘Catch 22,’ Kyle Chandler Takes Over

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Hulu announced that George Clooney has vacated the lead role in the upcoming streaming mini-series, Catch-22. The actor will be portraying a minor character instead.

The two-time Oscar-winning actor and producer decided to leave the role of Colonel Cathcart in the adaptation of the 1961 classic after he saw himself doing too much on the production. Clooney is also producing and directing the six-episode mini-series alongside his creative partner, Grant Heslov. The actor is now taking on the supporting role of Scheisskopf.

Enter Kyle Chandler

Former Friday Night Lights and Bloodline star Kyle Chandler has stepped into the role of Colonel Cathcart. The Hulu series, which is based on the World War II novel by Joseph Heller, will focus on Chandler's Colonel Cathcart as he faces one of the most significant challenges in his military career. He must continue to fight the Axis Forces but also deal with the antics of wildcard pilot Yossarrian (Christopher Abbot). The pilot is unhappy that he is forced to confront a never-ending battle against thousands of people that want him dead and that have not even met the guy.

In Catch-22, a pilot is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly combat missions that put him in harm's way. However, if pilots decide that they want to leave the service, they would be ineligible to leave and go straight back into the war zone.

Hulu has not yet announced when they will release the six-part series.

Clooney's Next Movie

Catch-22 is not the only production that Clooney is working on. The actor-producer is preparing to help Steven Soderbergh release the newest chapter in the Ocean's Eleven franchise. Ocean's 8 focuses on Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) as she tries to rebuild her life by pulling off a significant caper. She has gathered a group of women together to rob the Metropolitan Museum of Art during its legendary Met Ball. The film also stars Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, and Anne Hathaway. Ocean's 8 is scheduled to be released in theatres on June 8.

Amal And The Twins

Meanwhile, Clooney's wife, Amal, recently revealed some information regarding their twins, Alexander and Ella. The human rights activist shared that the twins' first words were 'Mamas' and 'Dadas.' Also, Amal stated that she had a bizarre nursing period that involved a mix of cushions, pillows, and machines.

The March Of Our Lives

The Clooneys played a significant role when it came to rallying celebrities behind the March For Our Lives movement. The duo donated over $500,000 for the rally. They even inspired Steven Spielberg and his wife, Kate Capshaw, and Oprah Winfrey to each commit $500,000 to help bring the advocacy event to life. 

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