George Clooney explains film hiatus and why 'The Midnight Sky' is a cautionary tale

George Clooney pulls double duty in his new film, The Midnight Sky, as both actor and director.

He recently spoke to Yahoo Entertainment about why he's been missing from the big screen for a few years and how his latest project is arriving at a unique time.

"[My wife] Amal and I have a foundation," he said of the Clooney Foundation for Justice. "And I also have twins and, quite honestly, I've been spending a lot of time with them."

The Midnight Sky takes place in a future where something catastrophic has happened on Earth, and Clooney admits it became prescient as the coronvirus exploded.

"Bit by bit it became really clear, and we focused on it in editing, it's also a story about our inability to be home," he said.