While all you women out there might be a bit miffed over the fact that red lettering is taking away from a crystal clear picture of the overly hunk-ish George Clooney, I happen to think it looks great. Warner Bros. has supplied Cinematical with the first and final one-sheet for Clooney's upcoming drama/thriller Michael Clayton (click on the poster for a larger version), and I certainly dig it. In the film, Clooney plays Michael Clayton; an in-house "fixer" at a major law firm. Basically, when someone screws up, they send this guy in to, well, fix it. Problem is, Clayton has issues of his own to deal with (a divorce, a failed business, lots of debt -- essentially, it appears his entire life is out of focus; hence the image), and when a lawyer at his firm sabotages a multi-million dollar class action suit, guess who's job it is to clean up the mess? And what a mess it is ...

Michael Clayton also marks the directorial debut of writer Tony Gilroy, who previously penned all three Bourne films, as well as another great law flick, The Devil's Advocate ("Free will, right?"). Joining Clooney in the film (which debuted a trailer back in May) are Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton and the great Sydney Pollack. Is it just me, or do I smell Oscar season on the horizon? Michael Clayton arrives in theaters on October 5th.