George Clooney has taken on the task to star and direct in Netflix adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel ‘Good Morning, Midnight’.

The post-apocalyptic tale follows the parallel stories of Augustine (Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, and an astronaut on board the Aether spacecraft, which is trying to return home to Earth, as Augustine races to make contact with the spaceship.

Clooney will also produce alongside Grant Heslov while Mark L. Smith will adapt the screenplay from the sci-fi thriller.

“Grant and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with this incredible project,” said Clooney. “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.”

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“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.”

The film goes into production in October.

Clooney is coming off the back of directing a few episodes of the new series Catch-22. Clooney last directed a feature back 2017 with ‘Suburbicon’ but hasn’t starred in a movie since 2016’s ‘Money Monster’. This project will mark the first project for a streamer and Netflix.