Joel and Ethan Coen’s comedy “Hail, Caesar!” has been chosen to open the 66th Berlin International Film Festival in February.
The film is set in 1950s Hollywood and stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney and Channing Tatum.
Festival Director Dieter Kosslick said in a statement Friday that the film will be a “perfect start” to the festival. The directors’ “True Grit” opened the festival, known locally as the Berlinale, in 2011.
The festival runs Feb. 11 through 21.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.