Twentieth Century Fox and Sony Pictures have just released their latest trailer for The Monuments Men, and like the character he plays in the film, George Clooney (The Ides Of March) has gathered a stellar team of experts for his latest directorial outing.
Set during World War II, the film finds an unlikely squad of recruits, culled from museums, galleries and universities, who were tasked with braving the front lines of combat and stopping priceless works of art, architecture and other artifacts from being stolen or destroyed as the Third Reich fell.
Not only did they have to go up against the Nazis, but they also had to try to convince the Allied troops not to attack certain buildings: no easy task for a team of volunteers including art historians and curators. The cast includes Matt Damon (The Adjustment Bureau), Cate Blanchett (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button), Bill Murray (Hyde Park On Hudson), John Goodman (Argo), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Bob Balaban (Girl Most Likely) and Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey).
Adapted by Clooney and regular producing partner Grant Heslov from Robert Edsel's book, The Monuments Men will be in our cinemas on 9 January.