George Clooney to Direct & Star in “Haunting”

George Clooney has teamed with Netflix to bring us a feature adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel, Good Morning, Midnight.

The Oscar-winning actor will direct and star in the still untitled project. He will also produce the film adaptation for the streaming giant alongside longtime collaborator Grant Heslov. The screenplay will be penned by The Revenant and Overlord scribe Mark L. Smith.

According to Variety, the post-apocalyptic tale follows the parallel stories of Augustine (Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, and an astronaut on board the Aether spacecraft, which is trying to return home to Earth, as Augustine races to make contact with the spaceship.

“Grant and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with this incredible project,” Clooney said in a statement. “Mark is a writer we’ve long admired and his script is haunting. We’re thrilled to be working with our friends at Netflix as well.”

“Having known and worked with George for over two decades, I can’t think of anyone better to bring this amazing story to life,” Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s film division, added. “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.”