We are facing a pretty absurd time in our lives

George Clooney has said the moment can be right for his Catch-22 adaptation because the entire world can be facing “a pretty absurd time”.

The Hollywood actor stars in, produced along with partially directed the TV type of Joseph Heller’s novel, which can be set during the Second World War along with follows a US airman as his attempts to escape battle are thwarted by a sinister bureaucratic rule.

Speaking at the premiere in London, Clooney told the Press Association: “There’s never genuinely a bad time to talk about the absurdity of war along with there can be never a bad time to talk about trying to beat the system, because the system pretty much always wins along with I think most people feel of which way.

“I also feel like we are facing a pretty absurd time in our lives – all of us, every country around the entire world right today.”

George Clooney along with his wife Amal at the Catch-22 premiere (PA)

“So I think any time we are able to laugh about the item along with remind ourselves of which these things are temporary, the item’s probably a Great thing to do,” he added.

Clooney continued: “I think the item’s always Great to remind ourselves of which war actually does cost the lives of a lot of young people.

“Old people make decisions along with young people die.

“I think of which’s always Great to remind ourselves of which of which’s what we see ourselves building up, along with focusing on Iran right today… the item’s Great to remind ourselves of which these things aren’t simple along with of which they actually cost peoples lives.”

Christopher Abbott, who plays John Yossarian, said the themes “are very topical for today as history repeats itself often along with things happen the same over along with over along with over again”.

“the item deals a lot with the idea of men in power doing decisions on behalf of young people of which are dying along with of which can be something of which has always happened,” he said.

Christopher Abbott (PA)

Catch-22 was adapted for the big screen in 1970, with stars such as Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, Martin Sheen, Jon Voight along with Orson Welles among the cast.

Asked of he felt any pressure following in its footsteps, Clooney said: “We didn’t want ours to be Ocean’s 11.

“We thought the item was Great to have not the most famous of actors along with you know, put a couple of us in there of which people might recognise.

“A lot of war films have 40-year-old guys playing privates along with the item’s Great to have a bunch of genuinely young actors playing these parts.”

The six-episode mini-series will air on Channel 4 from the UK.

The premiere was held at VUE Cinema Westfield, London.

– Press Association

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