Clooney Directs Damon in Coen Brothers’ Scripted Film ‘Suburbicon’ (VIDEO)

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brian-mcgee - July 28, 2017


How do you make a Coen Brothers movie without actually having the Coen Brothers direct it? Step one, fill it up with Coen regulars like Matt Damon (True Grit), Julianne Moore (The Big Lebowski), and Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis). Step two, find a director who has worked with them and has always kind of aped their style, like George Clooney. Step three, profit. 

I kid George Clooney, mostly because he can take it. The trailer for his latest film, Suburbicon, has arrived and it looks pretty good, and it should considering the pedigree. Clooney and frequent writing partner Grant Heslov (Faisil from True Lies) have teamed with the Coen Brothers to write the script about a mild-mannered 1950s suburban man (Damon) who gets in over his head to the mafia, and decides to strike back, despite lacking the necessary skills. 

It's a pretty great premise, and the trailer looks like it could be a home run, especially the killer final shot of the trailer. That's vintage Coen/Clooney madness. Granted, I've always liked Clooney better when he's working with the Coen Brothers, so hopes are high that this will be another fruitful partnership. Suburbicon hits theaters on October 27. 

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