George Clooney steps out on the set of WW2 drama Catch-22 in Italy

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 He is an award-winning Hollywood actor and director.

And George Clooney looked focused as he stepped out on the set of his new World War Two drama Catch-22 in Italy on Tuesday.

The Oscar-winning actor, 57, who will direct and star in the American-British-Italian miniseries, cut a casual figure in a cream and navy waterproof jacket and jeans as he chatted with crew members ahead of the shoot.

New venture: George Clooney looked focused as he stepped out on the set of his new World War Two drama Catch-22 in Italy on Tuesday

New venture: George Clooney looked focused as he stepped out on the set of his new World War Two drama Catch-22 in Italy on Tuesday

Authentic: George took a step back in time on the set, with replica World War Two bombs spotted on set 

Authentic: George took a step back in time on the set, with replica World War Two bombs spotted on set 

His silver locks were worn in a sleek side-parting while the handsome star sported a distinguished beard.

Keeping a low profile as he walked along, the O Brother, Where Art Thou? star pulled up his hood as he smiled and chatted with the TV crew. 

The set for the historical epic was already taking shape as George walked around with replica World War II bombs, Ford jeeps, watchtowers and military style cabins seen dotting the landscape.

Adapted from the 1961 Joseph Heller novel, the six-episode Catch-22 series tells the tale of U.S. Air Force bombardier Captain John Yossarian (Christopher Abbott). 

Casual: The Oscar-winning actor, 57, who will direct and star in the American-British-Italian miniseries, cut a casual figure in a cream and navy waterproof jacket and jeans as he chatted with crew members ahead of the shoot

Good spirits: His silver locks were worn in a sleek side-parting while the handsome star sported a distinguished beard

Good spirits: His silver locks were worn in a sleek side-parting while the handsome star sported a distinguished beard

Keeping a low profile as he walked along, the O Brother, Where Art Thou? star pulled up his hood as he smiled and chatted with the TV crew

Happy: The acting icon couldn't keep the smile off his face as he walked along with the crew

Happy: The acting icon couldn't keep the smile off his face as he walked along with the crew

Flashback: A convoy of U.S. army trucks were seen parked up on-set

Flashback: A convoy of U.S. army trucks were seen parked up on-set

Happy: The father of two looked excited for his newest TV venture as he walked along 

He is angry because of the bureaucratic Catch-22 rule, which states that concern for one's safety in the face of real and immediate danger danger is the process of a rational mind.

However a man is considered insane if he continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but requesting to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes the man ineligible to be removed from duty.  

The Hulu series will see George in the role of Scheisskopf, the training commander at Yossarian’s cadet school, with British actor Hugh Laurie as Major de Coverley.

Tour: The star walked along with his team as he enjoyed a tour of the set 

Tour: The star walked along with his team as he enjoyed a tour of the set 

Hug: George wrapped an arm around a pal as the team celebrated shooting getting underway

Hug: George wrapped an arm around a pal as the team celebrated shooting getting underway

History: George led the discussion as he walked along with his colleagues 

History: George led the discussion as he walked along with his colleagues 

Feeling good: The star wrapped a friendly arm around his colleague as the pair strolled

Feeling good: The star wrapped a friendly arm around his colleague as the pair strolled

Animated: George put on an animated display as he chatted with his team 

Animated: George put on an animated display as he chatted with his team 

Happy days: The new series is adapted from the 1961 Joseph Heller novel

Happy days: The new series is adapted from the 1961 Joseph Heller novel

Big plans: The six-episode series is expected to premiere on Channel 4 in 2019 

Big plans: The six-episode series is expected to premiere on Channel 4 in 2019 

The Ocean's Eleven star's producing partner Grant Heslov will also direct part of the series while Ellen Kuras will also direct. 

The episodes were co-written by Luke Davies and David Michôd, who will also executive produce the series.

Clooney and Heslov will be joined by  Richard Brown and Steve Golin as executive producers.

New role: The Hulu series will see George in the role of Scheisskopf, the training commander at Yossarian¿s cadet school, with British actor Hugh Laurie as Major de Coverley

New role: The Hulu series will see George in the role of Scheisskopf, the training commander at Yossarian’s cadet school, with British actor Hugh Laurie as Major de Coverley

Discussion: The group chatted as filming for the new series got underway

Discussion: The group chatted as filming for the new series got underway

Centre of attention: George pulled his hood up as he spoke with his new team 

Centre of attention: George pulled his hood up as he spoke with his new team 

En-route: The group made their way across the set and past the army trucks 

En-route: The group made their way across the set and past the army trucks 

Historical: A watchtower and tent could be seen on the series' countryside set 

Historical: A watchtower and tent could be seen on the series' countryside set 

Imposing: A wall of camouflage tents were spotted on the set 

Imposing: A wall of camouflage tents were spotted on the set 

It is expected to air on Channel 4 in 2019 in 2019.  

The acting talent and wife Amal welcomed daughter Ella and son Alexander at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in June 2017. 

The couple met at a charity fundraiser in 2013 and married in September 2014 in Venice.

Confirming their baby joy in an official statement, a spokesperson for the couple announced: 'This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine.'

The announcement ended with the quip: 'George is sedated and should recover in a few days.' 

Wartime: The addition of the tents made for a convincing World War Two display

Wartime: The addition of the tents made for a convincing World War Two display

Bunkers: A row of wooden army cabins had been set up in a field 

Bunkers: A row of wooden army cabins had been set up in a field 

Off the beaten track: Green army tents dotted the landscape on the set 

Off the beaten track: Green army tents dotted the landscape on the set 

Realistic: The wooden cabins proved to be a eerie sight on the set of the epic

Realistic: The wooden cabins proved to be a eerie sight on the set of the epic

Coming soon: George looked delighted as he spoke about his new series 

Coming soon: George looked delighted as he spoke about his new series 

New dad: The acting talent and wife Amal welcomed daughter Ella and son Alexander at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in June 2017

New dad: The acting talent and wife Amal welcomed daughter Ella and son Alexander at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in June 2017

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