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WATCH: First Trailer for George Clooney's 'Monuments Men,' Starring Damon, Blanchett, Murray, Dujardin and More

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 8, 2013 at 11:58AM

The first trailer for George Clooney's latest directorial effort, "Monuments Men," has landed. The film, which centers on a small World War II platoon tasked with protecting and retrieving invaluable art stolen by the Nazis, stars a stellar cast of Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and Clooney himself. Watch below, plus new images from the film.
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"Monuments Men"
"Monuments Men"

The first trailer for George Clooney's latest directorial effort, "Monuments Men," has landed. The film, which centers on a small World War II platoon tasked with protecting and retrieving invaluable art stolen by the Nazis, stars a stellar cast of Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and Clooney himself. Watch below, plus new images from the film.

It hits theaters on the Oscar-friendly date of December 18, via 20th Century Fox. 

Clooney was last in the director's seat for 2011's "The Ides of March," which nabbed an Adapted Screenplay nomination for Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon. Clooney also received a Best Picture Oscar for producing last year's "Argo," shared with Heslov and Ben Affleck, as well as a Supporting Actor Oscar for 2005's "Syriana." 



"The Monuments Men."
"The Monuments Men."
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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.