For one night, Maysville, Ky., will be Hollywood along the Ohio River, thanks to George Clooney.
The 46-year-old actor-director will visit the northern Kentucky town Monday night for a special screening of his new movie, "Leatherheads," a romantic comedy about professional football in the 1920s. It opens nationally April 4.
"The whole town is abuzz," said Maysville Mayor David Cartmell.
Maysville is the birthplace of Clooney's father, Nick, and his famous aunt, Rosemary Clooney. In 1953, her film "The Stars Are Singing" premiered there.
"He knows all about that, and he is very interested in kind of connecting the dots as far as family history," Nick Clooney said of his son. "He thinks that would be kind of cool for the family, and one hopes for the town too."
One problem: Only about 300 seats will be available for the screening at the Washington Opera Theatre. Maysville has a population of about 9,000.