Ottawa, Canada - Newlywed George, 69, is to play former Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer Kevin Vickers, heroic Sergeant-at-Arms gunslinger star of the Canadian Parliament who took out an armed killer today.
Clooney, 5'9" and 210lbs, is to produce, direct and star in the movie about the epic attack on the government building that saw a guardsman murdered at point blank range.
Commenting on the upcoming role Clooney's Hollywood agent said this evening that it's just the right sort of wholesome heroic part the actor is etching - uh, itching! - to play...
Ahead of honing some street cred for a California gubernatorial run.
Not everyone is thrilled with the idea, however, including George's lovey new wife, the human frights lawyer Amal Alapudding.
"He's not the Governor of California yet," she said tonight, "he's just a very naughty boy who hasn't finished signing his prenup."
Further announcements are expected soon.