Academy Award® winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, True Grit) explore the whimsical side of corporate America in their glorious tribute to the likes of Preston Sturges, Frank Capra and the golden age of Hollywood, The Hudsucker Proxy.
Scheming big shot executive Sidney J Mussburger (Academy Award® winner Paul Newman, The Verdict) sets out to deflate the value of his own company in order to purchase a majority share. He convinces the board to appoint an innocent fall-guy, Norville Barnes (Academy Award® winner Tim Robbins, The Shawshank Redemption) to step in and run the company into the ground. Under the pump to deliver the next big thing, Norville comes up with the humble hoola hoop and waits for the world to either accept his uncanny invention or hold him in the highest derision. Reporting from the sidelines is Amy Archer (Academy Award® Nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight), keen to understand what makes a simple guy like Norville tick and just how he is able to throw them all for a hoop.
Also featuring Charles Durning (O Brother, Where Art Thou?), John Mahony (Frasier), Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead) and Steve Buscemi (Fargo), The Hudsucker Proxy is an elaborate and entertaining story of fairy tale innocence, corporate greed and spirited eccentricity.
- Jennifer Jason Leigh
- Paul Newman
- Tim Robbins
- Ethan Coen
- Joel Coen