George Clooney has started putting a cast together for one of the mostly oddly titled projects we’ve reported on this year. It’s called Men Who Stare At Goats, and according to HR he’s got Kevin Spacey, Ewan McGregor, and Jeff Bridges in negotiations to be tethered to it.
It’s based on a book about an army unit with paranormal powers. And here’s where it gets really cool. The title refers to the idea that they can kill a goat simply by staring at it. McGregor will play a reporter named Bob Wilton who stumbles onto the secret when he meets a man (Clooney) who claims to be a psychic soldier. Bridges will play Clooney’s mentor and the founder of the psychic program, while Spacey will a former psychic soldier now running a prison camp in Iraq.