I think it’s safe to say that Sony has a pending hit on their hands. With a cast that includes George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman and Cate Blanchette it’s pretty loaded with bankable stars and personally, I can’t wait to see it. The film in question is The Monuments Men which opens in theaters this Holiday season on December 18th, 2013. The official synopsis is as follows:
Based on a true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, taked 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.
From Director George Clooney, the film stars, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchette. The screenplay is by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney. (DAMN, Clooney is wearing a lot of hats in this one!)
Shall we start talking Oscar performance now….or simply wait 2 more months to make it official? Take a look at the new trailer Sony has just released and let us know what you think down in the comments section.