George Clooney Directing ‘The Tender Bar’ Movie Adaptation

George Clooney has lined up his next project.

Deadline reports that the actor-director is in negotiations for direct and produce an adaptation of the novel The Tender Bar for Amazon Studios.

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The novel, by J.R. Moehringer, tells the story of a boy growing up on Long Island who tries to find a father figure among the patrons of a bar owned by his uncle.

Clooney recently helmed the upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller “Midnight Sky” for Netflix, and had been circling an adaptation of the book Boys in the Boat about the 1936 Olympic gold medal-winning rowing team from the University of Washington.

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The director is still reportedly attached to direct “Boys in the Boat”, but sources told Deadline he “felt the timing wasn’t right given the complexity of shooting such a film in the backdrop of a pandemic.”

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