George Clooney to Direct, Star in Netflix Sci-Fi Adaptation ‘Good Morning, Midnight’

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According to Variety, George Clooney has signed on to direct and star in a feature film adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel “Good Morning, Midnight” for Netflix, Smokehouse Pictures, Anonymous Content and Syndicate Entertainment.

The film follows two parallel lives about to intersect with Clooney playing lonely Arctic scientist Augustine who races to make contact with an astronaut on board the Aether spacecraft which is trying to return home to Earth.

“Having known and worked with George for over two decades, I can’t think of anyone better to bring this amazing story to life,” said Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s film division. “The book is powerful and moving, and Mark’s adaptation is beautifully written. At its core, this is a story about human nature, and one that I know our global audiences will fall in love with, just like I did when I read it.”

Mark L. Smith will adapt the screenplay from the post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, named one of the best books of 2017 by the Chicago Review of Books. Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce the film which does not yet have a title and will begin production in October.