Oscar winner George Clooney has assembled a stellar ensemble cast for his next directing effort, The Monuments Men.
According to Deadline, Clooney has cast Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett,Jean Dujardin (who beat Clooney in the Best Actor Oscar race last year), John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Bob Balaban. Yes, we will finally have that movie where Batman, Bond, Peter Venkman, Galadriel, and Fred Flintstone will all share the screen together!
The World War II drama, which is a Sony/Fox co-production, reportedly "confronts the final chapter of Germany’s rule, which came down to the absolute destruction of everything that makes a culture keep its standing, including the lives that are lost and the sacrifices that are made. All of this is in danger of being lost forever as Hitler and the Nazis try to cover the tracks of a murderous regime. A crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renown works of art that were stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them."
Clooney also co-wrote the script with his Smokehouse producing partner Grant Heslov, adapting the 2009 book by Robert Edsel. The score will be done by Alexander Desplat (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2). Filming begins March 1 in Europe.