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George Clooney inks deal with to direct and star in movie adaptation of bestseller Good Morning, Midnight

By Rachel Mcgrath For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:58 BST, 24 June 2019 | Updated: 23:58 BST, 24 June 2019

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Following the success of his warmly received adaptation of Joseph Heller's Catch-22 for Hulu, George Clooney has signed a deal with another streaming platform, .

The actor, director and producer is set to helm a movie version of bestseller Good Morning, Midnight and will also star in the sci-fi thriller.

The as-yet untitled film will begin production in October, Variety reported Monday.

New project: George Clooney, pictured in May, has inked a deal with Netflix to produce, direct and star in a movie adaptation of the best-selling sci-fi novel Good Morning, Midnight

New project: George Clooney, pictured in May, has inked a deal with to produce, direct and star in a movie adaptation of the best-selling sci-fi novel Good Morning, Midnight

Clooney will play a lonely Arctic scientist called Augustine who tries to make contact with an astronaut on board a spacecraft trying to return home in the post-apocalyptic tale.

The Revenant screenwriter Mark L. Smith is adapting the Lily Brooks-Dalton novel and Clooney is producing the project with his Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov.

It's the first time the former ER star will take the lead in a movie since 2016's Money Monster directed by Jodie

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