Posted on 04/24/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Adapting a beloved novel into a screenplay is always a catch-22.

Especially, as George Clooney found out, when the novel you’re adapting is, in fact, Catch-22.

Clooney is executive director and producer of the Hulu limited series based on Joseph Heller’s book, set to premiere May 17.

He and the star of the show, Christopher Abbott, discussed the special challenges in adapting Catch-22 in a recent interview.

Among them: previous unsuccessful adaptations and the novel’s depiction of women.

Head to Variety to see how Clooney believes the show will overcome these obstacles.

Categories: Today in Books

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