George Clooney has stepped away from the role of Colonel Cathcart in Hulu’s six-part limited series Catch-22 to take on the smaller role of Scheisskopf while remaining Executive Producer along with Grant Heslov.
Assuming the role of Colonel Cathcart will be Kyle Chandler, winner of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Friday Night Lights.
Clooney, producing partner Grant Heslov and Ellen Kuras will direct the series.
Hulu and George Clooney are bringing Joseph Heller’s classic novel Catch-22 to television. The story of an Air Force pilot, Yossarion, who is stuck in a unique position when ordered to fly more and more missions – the idea being a pilot who’s willingly flying so many missions must be insane, but if he asks to be removed from duty, he has shown evidence of sanity, which makes him ineligible for being removed from duty.
Hulu is teaming with George Clooney, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content of the six-episode event series.
In a related deal, Hulu has acquired streaming rights to all fifteen seasons of ER.