George Clooney and Bob Dylan bring John Grisham’s baseball novel Calico Joe to the cinema

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George Clooney will direct and produce with longtime partner Grant Henslov and “that” Bob Dylan an adaptation of John Grisham’s Calico Joe novel.

It’s been 3 years, to be exact since Suburbicon, that George Clooney he does not make a film as a director. All this will change thanks to Calico Joe, a baseball movie based on the novel of the same name by John Grisham, which the actor will direct and produce with his historic partner Grant Heslov and with the legendary songwriter Bob Dylan, on his debut as a film producer.

The story will also be developed in the form of a television series. “Calico Joe“was released in 2012 and is described as” a moving story about fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League baseball. “The plot follows what happens after a near-fatal pitch and how this event has affected. on the life of the hitter, Joe, the pitcher and his son in adulthood.

Bob Dylan, who joined the cinema many years ago by playing two memorable roles in Pat Garrett and Billy Kid e Renaldo and Clara, released the following statement: “George and Grant see what I find in this book, a powerful story that touches young and old alike. People of all ages and genders will recognize each other.” We are very curious to see his next collaboration with George Clooney, who could also play one of the roles in the film.

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