Grant Heslov on Making Hulu’s ‘Catch-22’ With George Clooney

Published on May 17, 2019

Grant Heslov on Making Hulu’s ‘Catch-22’ With George Clooney

Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22” has a troubled Hollywood history. Mike Nichols’ 1970 feature film adaptation was a widely panned flop. Three years later, Richard Dreyfus starred in a busted CBS pilot based on the book. But with their new limited series premiering Friday on Hulu, producing partners George Clooney and Grant Heslov attempt to succeed where others came up short — unpacking over six hours Heller’s story of Yossarian, a World War II bombardier who tries relentlessly to get himself taken off combat duty by having himself declared mentally unfit. Yossarian’s efforts are repeatedly stymied by the titular Catch-22, a

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Author: Daniel Holloway