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Kyle Chandler to star in 'Catch-22' miniseries

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

"Bloodline" star is joining the cast of George Clooney's "Catch 22" miniseries.

The 52-year-old will play the role of Cathcart, which was to be originally played by Clooney, reported Variety.

The series is based on Joseph Heller's 1961 novel of the same name.

Set in Italy, the six-part series follows the story of (to be played by Christopher Abbott), a bombardier who does not like the increasing number of flight missions being assigned. He is angered by a bureaucratic rule, Catch-22, which specifies that being concerned for ones safety is proof of sanity.

Clooney, who will co-direct the series, will now portray the role of Scheisskopf, the at Yossarian's cadet school. He is also executive producing along with

was earlier cast in the series as Major de Coverley, the squadron executive officer at the

also joined the miniseries as a and will also direct two episodes.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 11:35 IST