George Clooney’s newest adventure is “The Monuments Men.” Not only will Clooney star in the film, but he will also write and direct the intriguing story.
“The Monuments Men,” is based on a real-life book by Robert M. Edsel, that tells the story about a group of art experts specifically selected by the U.S. government to retrieve stolen artwork by the Nazis. The film will take place during the fading days of the Hitler regime.
While the story is captivating, the cast Clooney has put together is even better!
Clooney has used his connections, and popularity to rope in a cast that masks something you would see out of an “Oceans Eleven” film.
“I’m excited about it,” Clooney told TheWrap at the Palm Springs Film Festival on Saturday. “It’s a fun movie because it could be big entertainment. It’s a big budget, you can’t do it small — it’s landing in Normandy.”
Along with Clooney, the cast will include; Daniel Craig (Skyfall), Cate Blanchett (The Aviator), Bill Murray (Groundhog Day), John Goodman (The Big Lebowski), and Jean Dujardin (The Artist).
If that star power wasn’t enough, Clooney took it one step further by recently asking his good friend Matt Damon to join the star-studded cast.
Damon confirmed his involvement with the film while on the red carpet in New York for his newest movie “Promised Land.”
“Yes, I will be in that movie [The Monuments Men]!”
Once Clooney irons out all the details, it’s presumed filming for this project will start next month in Europe. The slated release date is set for December 2013.