Catch-22 series in the works from George Clooney

George Clooney for Catch 22 TV series

The series doesn't have a network yet, with Paramount Television and Anonymous Content now shopping it around in a feverish bidding war. The actor and already the director and producer will make a film based on Joseph Heller's Catch 22 novel.

Catch-22 tells the story of Captain John Yossarian, a U.S. Air Force bombardier who challenges the bureaucratic rule known as catch-22, a paradoxical requirement that makes it almost impossible to be relieved from duty.

George Clooney in his breakthrough role in the medical drama ER
George Clooney in his breakthrough role in the medical drama ER

Yossarian's only way to avoid the missions is to declare insanity, but the only way to prove insanity is a willingness to embark on risky missions, thus creating the novel's absurd Catch-22.

The new dad will star as Colonel Cathcart in his first acting role since 2016's Money Monster.

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The actor's move to television comes on the heels of Oscar-winning stars such as Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas, who have all taken on small screen projects in recent years.

Catch-22 is expected to start filming in early 2018.

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Clooney and his producing partner Grant Heslov will direct. The package - co-written by Luke Davies (Lion) and David Michod (War Machine) will be shopped in December.

Catch-22 - originally adapted into a feature film in 1970 from Paramount Pictures and directed by Mike Nichols and starring Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin and Bob Newhart.

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