Here's the first trailer for George Clooney's "The Monuments Men," currently set for 18 December release in the US.
Clooney stars and directs his own screenplay, adapted from a book by Robert M. Edsel titled "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History," and Grant Heslov produces.
In "Monuments Men," Clooney directs an all-star Oscar winning cast, including Australian Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon and Jean Dujardin, as well as screen legends Bill Murray and John Goodman.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany, behind enemy lines, to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.
As Clooney says in the film, "If you destroy an entire generation of people's culture, it's as if they never existed. That's what Hitler wants and it's the one thing we can't allow."
And here's a few stills from the film: Source USA TODAY