Call it “Ocean’s WWII”, but instead of stealing the good stuff, our group of anti-heroes (well, they’re actually heroes this time) are trying to save them. Of course, that doesn’t mean they can’t have fun and pick up Cate Blanchett, too. Check out your first look at the trailer for George Clooney’s “The Monuments Men” and a batch of new images.
I’m not sure who cut this trailer, but they really did make it look like another “Ocean’s” movie. And it also looks like Clooney has picked up a thing or two about style from his buddy Steven Soderbergh. The film looks pretty darn stylish.
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.
Starring Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and John Goodman.
The men go to work this December 18th.
Watch a hi-res version at Apple.
Fresh pics via USAToday: