Matt Damon and George Clooney like to work together, so it’s not a giant shock to discover that Matt is now in talks to join the cast of Clooney’s upcoming directorial effort, The Monuments Men, according to Deadline.
If he does sign up, he’d be part of an already impressive ensemble that includes Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, and Bob Balaban have joined the cast. The movie will be based on the nonfiction book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel, which tells the story of the US government’s efforts to retrieve artwork stolen by the Nazis and the art experts whose skills were put to use in the campaign. The title comes from the name given to the American and British art historians and museum curators who helped the military track down the stolen pieces.
George Clooney will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with his producing partner Grant Heslov. George Clooney is also starring in an unspecified role. Filming should begin this January in Europe.