It's a new day, and you know what that means -- George Clooney is once again attached to another project in some way, shape or form. Does the guy ever rest? Does he ever just stop and say, "You know what -- today I'm not going to do anything except look in the mirror and make love to my gorgeous reflection." I mean, if I were him, I'd be doing that at least three times a week. In their second deal (in two weeks) with Warner Independent Pictures, Smoke House partners George Clooney and Grant Heslov have picked up the screen rights to John Grisham's (he's back baby!) nonfiction book, The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town.
Grisham, who took some time off from big-screen adaptations following the horrific 2004 flick Christmas with the Kranks, decided to jump back into the Hollywood game -- but only after having several discussions with Clooney, while watching Good Night, and Good Luck with a copy of People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive issue between his legs. (I made that last part up, but you never know folks ... ) Book (which was published in October) tells the true story of a man who spent 11 years on Oklahoma's death row for a crime he didn't commit. Oh, and here's the best part: One of the eyewitnesses who helped send this man to prison was eventually discovered to be the real perp. I will never understand how someone can actually take the stand in a court room and help convict an innocent man. And to send him to death row, no less. Man, how would Jiminy Cricket deal with that catastrophe? No word yet on whether Clooney will participate in a role beyond producer, but it is nice to Grisham back in the courtroom and away from crappy holiday schlock.