The first trailer has been released for George Clooney's directorial effort "The Monuments Men". Adapted from Robert M. Edsel's book of the same name, the film follows the true story of a group of art experts chosen by the U.S. government to retrieve artwork stolen by the Nazis.
Clooney also stars in the film along with an incredible ensemble including Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Jean Dujardin. Clooney has more than proven he has solid directing chops, as seen in "The Ides of March" with Ryan Gosling, and "Leatherheads" with John Krasinksi and Renee Zellweger.
I'm a big history buff and this seems like a very interesting story. From the trailer, it looks like it will balance comedy with action and drama. It kind of feels like an "Ocean's Eleven" meets "Saving Private Ryan" and "Argo". Clooney co-wrote the script with his longtime partner, Grant Heslov.
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"The Monuments Men" hits AMC Theatres on December 18th.
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