Judging from the first poster for George Clooney’s dramedy The Monuments Men, it clearly looks like 20th Century Fox is either banking on the film’s solid ensemble cast to sell tickets or the marketing department just aren’t that creative. Based on the book by Robert M. Edsel, The Monuments Men features a team consisting of museum directors and art historians who are tasked to cross enemy lines to retrieve art masterpieces stolen by the Nazis. George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, and Hugh Bonneville star in the film. Take a look at the poster below.
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.
The Monuments Men will be released into theaters on December 18th. Hopefully the film won’t be as bland as the poster. Just in case you missed it, here’s the first trailer for the film.