The Ocean's Eleven star had originally been approached to lead the cast in Suburbicon in the early 2000s, with Joel and Ethan Coen in the directors' chairs, but the project was put on hold until 2005, when George signed up to take charge of the film himself.

"They offered me a part in Suburbicon a long time ago," George told Britain's Empire magazine in 2005, "and since then decided they have other projects they want to work on. So I called them up and said, 'How about me taking a spin at it?' Because it's a really interesting, really funny, very dark comedy."

The movie, a crime drama set in the 1950s, suffered further delays, but now George is planning to pick the project back up, according to Hollywood heavyweight Joel Silver is reportedly onboard to produce.

The actor recently completed work on the filmmakers' star-studded comedy Hail, Caesar!, which is set for release in February (16). Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, and Ralph Fiennes also feature in the movie.

If Surburbicon does come to fruition, it will mark George's fifth collaboration with the Coen Brothers. They previously worked together on 2000's O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 2003's Intolerable Cruelty, and Burn After Reading in 2008.