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Clooney in Talks to Join ‘Descendants’

Payne directing family dramedy for Fox.

George Clooney is circling the lead in the Alexander Payne-helmed family dramedy "The Descendants" for Fox Searchlight.

The actor, who is currently shooting Anton Corbijn-directed thriller "The American," is in talks to topline "Descendants," which centers on a wealthy landowner who takes his two daughters on a search for his wife’s lover in the hopes of keeping his family together.

Read more from Variety.