Tilda Swinton is in talks to reteam with her Michael Clayton co-star George Clooney in the new Coen Brothers movie Hail Caesar!.

The actress, her The Grand Budapest Hotel onscreen lover Ralph Fiennes and Channing Tatum are all in negotiations to join the cast of the Hollywood studios period comedy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tatum is slated to play a Gene Kelly-type dancer, while Swinton is up for the role of top gossip columnist, and Fiennes is close to signing on to play a studio director.

The film isn't Clooney's first Coen Brothers project - he also starred in the filmmaker siblings' O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Burn After Reading and Intolerable Cruelty.