George Clooney‘s The Monuments Men might very well be the most anticipated movie this year, AND the Oscar frontrunner. Not only is George Clooney starring in the film, he’s writing, directing and producing, he has a supporting cast that will make your jaw drop, and the story is about as intriguing as it gets. The film tells the true story of an unlikely World War II platoon made up of museum directors, curators, and art historians tasked by FDR with going into Germany and rescuing artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves before they are destroyed, or lost forever.
The aforementioned ridiculous cast includes — co-starring alongside George Clooney – Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, John Goodman, and Hugh Bonneville. The Monuments Men hits theaters December 18, 2013. Check out more pics below.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men 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.