New Hail, Caesar! trailer confirms Ralph Fiennes was secretly a comedic genius this entire time

First The Grand Budapest Hotel, now this? We're not worthy!

Clarisse Loughrey
Wednesday 13 January 2016 14:10 GMT

If you can sell an entire movie on the strength of a single scene, then why not sell an entire movie of the strength of a single scene?

Most especially, if that certain scene perchance contains the delightful presence of Ralph Fiennes; returning to the full comedic guise which enchanted audiences in Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel. Who knew, we all thought back in 2014, that Lord Voldemort/Count Laszlo de Almásy/Amon Goeth had such acute comedic timing?

Well, Funny Fiennes is back, proving M. Gustave wasn't just a fluke. The new trailer for the Coen Brothers' Hail, Caesar! has hit the web, showing off a single scene from the upcoming screwball tribute to Hollywood's Golden Age. Here, we see Fiennes' director Laurence Lorenz attempt to coach fresh-faced actor Tobey (Alden Ehrenreich) in losing the Southern drawl in favour of a Brit twang. 

The single joke dragged out to hilariously exhaustive lengths is a hard one to nail down, yet Fiennes and Ehrenreich perfectly hit every beat of its humour and makes this 2-minute clip an absolute delight to watch.

Hail, Caesar!'s promise seems to be ever-growing, making it an enviably strong contender for the year's best offerings. The comedy, which sees a private-detective-turned-studio-fixer (Josh Brolin) on the tail of a movie star (George Clooney)'s disappearance from the set of a Roman epic, also stars the likes of Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, and Frances McDormand. 

Hail, Caesar! hits UK theatres 4 March. 

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