The Monuments Men
, remember this title? Yeah, yeah, we’re talking about George Clooney
‘s upcoming World War II drama (in theaters this December), you already saw the first set photos
from the whole thing, and now… time for even more! Straight from the Pontins Resort
come these new pics with Matt Damon
, Bill Murray
, John Goodman
, Hugh Bonneville and Jean Dujardin
. Huh, what a cast…
Co-written, produced and directed by Clooney, the upcoming wartime epic is based on Robert M. Edsel
‘s book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History.
The movie focuses 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.
Beside Clooney and the above mentioned (great) names, The Monuments Men
cast also includes Cate Blanchett
, Bob Balaban
, and Hugh Bonneville
, and the movie is set to hit theaters on December 18th, 2013.
As usual – click on all these images to enlarge & stay tuned for more updates!