Matt Damon set to join George Clooney's Monument movie

Matt Damon latest name to figure in hunt for Hitler's stolen art in George Clooney project The Monuments Men, reports say

Matt Damon is in talks to join the increasingly spectacular cast of George Clooney's forthcoming Nazi art drama The Monuments Men, according to Deadline.

The period film, which Clooney is co-writing and directing, centres on a real-life group of men and women who risked their lives to track down art stolen by Adolf Hitler during the second world war and prevent its destruction. If he signs up, Damon will join Clooney himself, Daniel Craig, Jean Dujardin, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Bob Balaban in the cast.

As well as directing – his fifth stint behind the camera – Clooney is to portray Us army officer and leading art conservationist George Stout, who repatriated tens of thousands of pieces of art from the Nazis. Blanchett plays Rose Valland,
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