WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- American actor George Clooney was rushed to a hospital after his motor scooter was hit by a car, according to the Associated Press.
- The accident happened Tuesday in Sardinia, Italy where Clooney has been shooting a Hulu miniseries.
- The 57-year-old actor-director was released the same day after being treated for undisclosed injuries, the hospital told the AP.
Award-winning actor George Clooney was taken to a hospital in Italy on Tuesday morning after a motorcycle accident. The local newspaper, La Nuova Sardegna, reported that the actor was on his way to the set of the mini-series he’s been directing when his motorbike was struck by a car near Costa Corallina in Sardinia.
The American actor is in Italy filming an adaptation of Joseph Heller’s satirical World War II novel “Catch-22,” which Clooney is directing, producing and starring in.
The actor has been released from the hospital after treatment for minor injuries, the John Paul II hospital in Olbia told the AP. The motorist who hit him stopped and called for an ambulance.
Hulu announced in April that Kyle Chandler would replace Clooney in the co-lead role of Col. Cathcart in the limited series, allowing Clooney to focus more on producing and directing.
Clooney plays the role of Scheisskopf, a training commander at a California cadet school who has an obsession with winning parade tournaments. Scheisskopf was also known as “a general idiot who makes the enlisted men’s lives a living hell,” AOL wrote.
The character of Yossarian is played by Christopher Abbott. Yossarian was a US Air Force a bomber crew member during the war, struggling to serve in the armed forces.
In 1970, Heller’s novel was adapted into a black comedy war film of the same title starring Alan Arkin, Art Garfunkel and Martin Balsalm.