George Clooney is working on a new project that involves a great cast and some historic content. The film called The Monuments Men tells the story of a group of art historians and museum curators who band together to recover renown works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys it.
Clooney has already given Deadline the casting report, which includes several interesting names like Daniel Craig (007), John Goodman (The Big Lebowski), Cate Blanchett (RED), Bob Balaban (The Mexican), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), and the master Bill Murray (Ghostbusters, Zombieland. All of them have signed on to star alongside Clooney himself, who co-wrote the film with producer and partner Grant Herslov. The score is being done by Alexandre Desplat (Argo, The Strange Case of Jeremy Button).
The Monuments Men were a group of men and women from thirteen nations, most of whom volunteered had expertise as museum directors, curators, art scholars and educators, artists, architects, and archivists. The Monuments Men job description was simple: to save as much of the culture of Europe as they could during combat.