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The 17th feature by Joel and Ethan Coen is a Hollywood comedy set in the 1950s called Hail, Caesar!—which is also the name of a Biblical epic within the film. Josh Brolin plays the tough, resourceful studio executive trying to keep that movie and others afloat, and the cast includes, among many others, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, and Channing Tatum. Film critic David Edelstein has this review.

Coen Brothers Spoof Old Hollywood, With Mixed Results, In ‘Hail, Caesar!’

Emmett Scanlan: 'I can't be a romantic lead ... my face is like a melted wheelie bin'

Life couldn’t be better for Emmett Scanlan right now.

The former Hollyoaks actor has just been named ‘one to watch’ by Variety, is filming a new biblical epic and he’s getting hitched.

Born in Marino but raised in Clontarf, Emmett has just lined up an Amercian TV show for NBC.

It’s the latest in a long run of high-profile gigs that Emmett (36) has secured.

Best known here for playing bad boy Brendan Brady in Hollyoaks, Emmett has amassed quite an impressive CV in a career that is just over a decade old.

To date, Scan - as he’s known to his friends - has appeared in TV shows such as The Fall, The Clinic and also had roles in Hollywood productions such as last year’s monster hit Guardians of the Galaxy and the acclaimed Irish film Patrick’s Day.

But the actor, who was tipped by influential trade paper Variety as an 'International Star You Should Know’, is still self-depreciating.

“Although I’ve done quality shows, I haven’t been quality, I’m hit and miss. I’m still searching for my beat, my rhythm,” he said.

“Michael Fassbender and Mathew McConaughey are magnetic to watch, they’ve found their beat. I’ve still got a long way to go.

"I’ve still done bugger all in the grand scheme of things so I’m still a novice in that respect.”

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