Considering the topsy-turvy nature of the times we live in, a new adaptation of Joseph Heller's iconic 1961 satirical novel Catch-22 feels very appropriate.

The World War II-set book made such an impact that it introduced the term, still widely used, into the general lexicon, referring (in a general sense) to a situation in which maddening, contradictory, often (but not necessarily) bureaucratic rules prevent any kind of satisfactory outcome or even progress. It doesn't feel like much of a stretch to see modern life as one giant Catch-22.

That degree of contemporary resonance doesn't seem lost on George Clooney, the