George Clooney is all geared up to work on his first project with Netflix and it will be a sci-fi thriller.
The actor is adapting Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel Good Morning, Midnight, which was named one of the best books of 2017. Mark L. Smith will work on the screenplay of the production and Grant Heslov will produce.
“Grant and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with this incredible project,” Clooney told Variety. “Mark is a writer we’ve long admired and his script is haunting. We’re thrilled to be working with our friends at Netflix as well.”
Good Morning, Midnight follows two stories; one of a lonely scientist in the Arctic and one of an astronaut trying to return to Earth. It is unclear which character Clooney will take on at the moment.
“Having known and worked with George for over two decades, I can’t think of anyone better to bring this amazing story to life,” said Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s film division.
“The book is powerful and moving, and Mark’s adaptation is beautifully written. At its core, this is a story about human nature, and one that I know our global audiences will fall in love with, just like I did when I read it.”