Tom and Dick Smothers were the radical figures in the 60’s. They enlivened the satirical show The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, receiving not only the larger ones, like The Beatles, The Who and The Doors, but also disturbing the White House with their skits political nature. President Nixon had even called the “enemies of the nation.”
In 1969, CBS decided to dismiss the Smothers Brothers after two years on the air.
Deadline mentions that Clooney is related to the project as a producer at the moment. He probably realizes and even plays a leading role as well.
Also, George Clooney is always featured in The Descendants and will share the screen with Sandra Bullock in Gravity from November 21, 2012.