Put George Clooney behind the camera, and he’ll come up with the goods, just look at The Ides of March and Good Night, and Good Luck for proof. His new film as director, writer and star looks to follow that trend, and the first trailer has just landed, and it is very good indeed.
Bringing together an almighty cast which includes Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchet and Bob Balaban, Monuments Men is a true story about a World War 2 platoon tasked with heading behind enemy lines to retrieve cultural works which the Nazi’s would have destroyed. The trailer delivers a fair amount of comedy, action and impressive dialogue to prove that Clooney has most certainly done it again. Check it out below.
Monuments Men is written and directed by George Clooney, who also stars in the film alongside Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchet, Bob Balaban, Jean Dujardin and Hugh Bonneville. The film arrives in UK cinemas January 9th 2014.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.