Daniel Craig Joining the Cast of George Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men’

Posted by at 10:14 am on October 29, 2012

George Clooney has established himself as a highly-respected filmmaker and director. In the process he has gain the way to get an all star case for his flicks. The Monuments Men, which Clooney will star in along with Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin–who bested Clooney at the Oscars for The Artist–John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Bob Balaban, shows he building on that magic touch.

Adapted by Clooney and from Robert M. Edsel’s book “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History,” the drama takes place during the final days of Nazi Germany as Adolf Hitler and the Nazis try to cover their tracks by destroying all the artwork they had stolen during their rise to power, as a group of art historians and museum curators try to rescue those works of art.

Clooney will start shooting The Monuments Men on March 1 in Europe, co-producing with Heslov for Smokehouse with much of the same crew from Ben Affleck’s Argo, which they produced, including composer Alexadre Desplat.

Sony will be releasing the movie domestically after making the movie in a coproduction deal with 20th Century Fox.

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