Matt Damon in Talks for George Clooney's 'The Monuments of Men'

The actor joins a massive ensemble including Bill Murray, Daniel Craig, and Cate Blanchett in this upcoming historical drama.
Matt Damon is in talks to star in The Monuments Men
Matt Damon is in talks to star in The Monuments Men
Matt Damon is in talks to join the burgeoning cast of director George Clooney's World War II drama The Monuments Men.

We reported in October that Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, and Bob Balaban have joined the cast. The story is adapted from Robert M. Edsel's novel that follows a group of historians and curators trying to recover the priceless artwork stolen by Adolf Hitler, before they are destroyed forever.

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. Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox are co-producing, with shooting to begin this coming January in Europe.

Matt Damon and George Clooney previously starred together in Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, and Syriana.

The Monuments Men was released February 7th, 2014 and stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban. The film is directed by George Clooney.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (9)

  1. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus Nice catch. Didn't realize that.

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  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Bourne and Bond in the same room. I'm there like a Twilight girl

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  3. skywise

    Fantastic cast

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  4. thedude-abides

    @dan1 I know you do. I, however, love the guy :)

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  5. Dan

    @thedude-abides I hate Clooney. Smug bastard.

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  6. John M

    That's one hell of a cast they're putting together.

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  7. thedude-abides

    @dan1 Blaspheme much? Lol

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  8. Dan

    If only Clooney wasn't in it himself.

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  9. thedude-abides

    Welp, I think it's safe to say this one's a shoo-in for a sh*t ton of Oscar nominations. I know I'm excited.

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