George Clooney in Talks to Direct Adaptation of ‘The Tender Bar’

George Clooney has found his next directorial project!

The 59-year-old Ocean’s Eleven star is in negotiations to direct and produce The Tender Bar at Amazon Studios, Deadline reported Friday (July 24).

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The news comes as he was set to direct another movie.

Clooney had been considering MGM’s Boys in the Boat, an adaptation of the Daniel James Brown book about the 1936 University of Washington rowing team that won gold at the 1936 Olympics. Sources say he’s still attached but felt the timing wasn’t right given the complexity of shooting such a film in the backdrop of a pandemic. He decided to make The Tender Bar his next directing job,” the outlet reports.

It is not yet known if he would also star in the movie.

Here’s a plot summary: “Based on the J.R. Moehringer novel about a boy growing up in Long Island who seeks out father figures among the patrons at his uncle’s bar, the film was originally set up Sony with Ted Melfi directing. When Melfi fell off, Sony put the film into turnaround, allowing Amazon to grab it.”

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