George Clooney 'Wanted More Jonah' Hill in Latest Film 'Hail, Caesar!'

George Clooney Said He Wanted More of Co-Star Jonah Hill in "Hail Caesar"

February 04, 2016, 9:34 AM

— -- At the heart of the Coen brothers' latest film, "Hail, Caesar!” George Clooney plays a self-centered, shallow movie star.

"Literally, every time they call me, it's like, 'Well, we got another knucklehead for you to play,'" Clooney told "Good Morning America" co-anchor Nick Watt. "I'm like, 'Thanks,' and then, [they'll say] 'Hey, we wrote this with you in mind.' ... I read it, and he's an idiot."

Co-starring alongside Jonah Hill, Clooney admits that while he loves the movie, he "wanted more Jonah."

Jonah Hill said, "I have a really, really small part. They actually got to work with me the more they saw that I work better in incredibly small doses."

Josh Brolin is a studio fixer in this tale from Hollywood's Golden Age, while Channing Tatum's character tap-dances in a sailor suit.

"We were in the airport and we both were trying to, like, you know, humble-brag to each other," Hill said of his co-star Tatum. "We were like, 'Yeah, I just got off the phone with the Coen Brothers.' We both were trying to brag, but it was the same movie."

"Hail, Caesar!" opens in theaters Friday.

ABC News Live

ABC News Live

24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events