clooneyThough it was originally thought that George Clooney would be too busy to star in his boy Steven Soderbergh's adaptation of Joseph Karon's The Good German, it now appears that his schedule has cleared. Asked about the film this weekend, Soderbergh reported that shooting will begin shortly, and that no-longer-ElizabethCate Blanchett will be Clooney's costar. According to the director, this effort will be "a more normal film" - you know, as opposed to the outrageous craziness that was Ocean's Twelve.

The Good German
is a murder mystery set in Germany in the wake of World War II, and I already totally want to see it. Yes, I'm a whore for well-done, period detective things (of which there are, you know, about three, so I'm really not too busy).