Joseph Heller wrote some of the best novels of the 20th Century.
Among them was Catch-22; a novel so good it changed the vernacular of the English language.
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Once a movie that was not well-received nor a critical success but went on to be a cult classic, Hulu is now adapting the written words for a six-part limited series from brilliant minds of our generation and starring some of the most captivating stars, as well.
Get your first look at the upcoming series below. If the production itself is anywhere near as spectacular as the book and the photography combined, we're in for one heck of a treat.
Kyle Chandler as Colonel Cathcart
Kyle Chandler will play Colonel Cathcart in the upcoming limited series Catch-22 on Hulu.
Catch-22 is executive produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov on behalf of Smokehouse Pictures, along with Richard Brown and Steve Golin on behalf of Anonymous Content. Luke Davies and David Michôd are co-writers and executive producers for the series.
A Group of Soldiers
Based on Joseph Heller’s seminal novel of the same name, Catch-22 is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him.
Christopher Abbott as Yossarian
Yossarian's real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service.
Yossarian Out of Uniform
Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.
Yossarian in a Tree
The cast includes Christopher Abbott (Yossarian), Kyle Chandler (Colonel Cathcart), George Clooney (Scheisskopf), Hugh Laurie (Major de Coverley), Giancarlo Giannini (Marcello) and Daniel David Stewart (Milo), Rafi Gavron (Aarfy), Austin Stowell (Nately), Graham Patrick Martin (Orr), Gerran Howell (Kid Sampson), Jon Rudnitsky (McWatt), Kevin J. O'Connor (Korn), Pico Alexander (Clevinger), Tessa Ferrer (Nurse Duckett), Lewis Pullman (Major Major), Josh Bold (Dunbar), Jay Paulson (Chaplain) and Julie Ann Emery (Marion).