The American actor Christopher Abbott, known for his role in the tv-series ‘Girls’, will be starring in the new miniseries from George Clooney; ‘Catch-22’, based on the romanklassieker of Joseph Heller. That report entertainmentmagazine Variety.
Abbott, who in the United States also awareness-raising with his starring role in the eight-part miniseries ‘The Sinner’, will play the role of the American fighter pilot John Yossarian, the central figure in the popular first novel by the 1999 death of American writer Joseph Heller.
‘Catch-22’ tells the story of a fighter pilot Yossarian, who during the Second world War in Italy dangerous missions should undertake. The officer tries his military service to escape by themselves insane to explain. The doctor puts out there, however, a stick for.
Clooney will be the story to the small screen translate into six parts. The director/actor makes himself also appeared in the series: he crawls in the skin of the incompetent Colonel Cathcart. In addition, he is also executive producer of the project.
The book of Heller, first published in 1961, was intended as critical satire towards war and warfare and was based on the personal experience of the author in WWII. In 1970 it was filmed with Alan Arkin in the lead role, who in 2012 also in the movie ‘Argo’ appeared, to which Clooney then again the producer was.