George Clooney circles The Descendants

George Clooney in talks to join Alexander Payne’s The Descendants

George Clooney is in talks to join the cast of Alexander Payne’s comedy-drama The Descendants.

Based on the debut novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, the story centres on a rich father who takes his two daughters on a trip to find his wife’s lover in the hope that it will keep his family together.

Clooney is currently voicing the title character in Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox movie and stars in the comedy The Men Who Stare At Goats on November 6th 2009.