George Clooney to film Catch-22 in Italian locations

George Clooney is set to use Italian filming locations for a six-part TV adaptation of Second World War satire Catch-22.

George Clooney is set to film on location in Italy for a six-part TV adaptation of Second World War satire Catch-22.

Clooney will co-star and is also involved behind the scenes as an executive producer and co-director on the series. David Michod and Luke Davies are co-writers and also executive producers.

George Clooney to film Catch-22 in Italian locations
George Clooney

The series is being made for US streaming platform Hulu with Sky Italia and the UK’s Channel 4 involved as co-producers. Key filming locations will include Rome and Sardinia.

Catch-22 is based on Joseph Heller’s 1961 satirical novel. Set during the Second World War, the story follows US Army Air Force personnel stationed on an island off the west coast of Italy as they’re steadily driven mad by a need to survive the conflict.

Mike Nichols directed a film adaptation in 1970.

“We are very proud that a project like Catch-22 - a story that has shaped the mindsets of entire generations and still continues to thrill them - is filmed almost entirely in Italy, which in recent years has been able to fully show its creative and production potential, even at an international level,” said Andrea Scrosati, executive vice-president of programming at Sky Italia.

Italy has sustained a growing profile as a production hub since boosting its filming incentive support.

Earlier this year, nearly €40m in government funding was announced to help expand Italy’s flagship production facility Cinecitta Studios in Rome. The studio will get two new stages and a water tank as part of the new development.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Italy.

Images: Focus Features

George Clooney to film Catch-22 in Italian locations
George Clooney

George Clooney is set to film on location in Italy for a six-part TV adaptation of Second World War satire Catch-22.

Clooney will co-star and is also involved behind the scenes as an executive producer and co-director on the series. David Michod and Luke Davies are co-writers and also executive producers.

The series is being made for US streaming platform Hulu with Sky Italia and the UK’s Channel 4 involved as co-producers. Key filming locations will include Rome and Sardinia.

Catch-22 is based on Joseph Heller’s 1961 satirical novel. Set during the Second World War, the story follows US Army Air Force personnel stationed on an island off the west coast of Italy as they’re steadily driven mad by a need to survive the conflict.

Mike Nichols directed a film adaptation in 1970.

“We are very proud that a project like Catch-22 - a story that has shaped the mindsets of entire generations and still continues to thrill them - is filmed almost entirely in Italy, which in recent years has been able to fully show its creative and production potential, even at an international level,” said Andrea Scrosati, executive vice-president of programming at Sky Italia.

Italy has sustained a growing profile as a production hub since boosting its filming incentive support.

Earlier this year, nearly €40m in government funding was announced to help expand Italy’s flagship production facility Cinecitta Studios in Rome. The studio will get two new stages and a water tank as part of the new development.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Italy.

Images: Focus Features

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