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George Clooney's adaptation of "Monuments Men" may add Matt Damon to it's already star-packed cast. The film is based on the true story as documented in Robert M. Edsel's book "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History," which follows a special force of art lovers who help countries to steal the world's best art back from the Nazis. Such paintings as the Mona Lisa and Nightwatch were at stake. Clooney will star and direct and is producing with Grant Heslov. Damon would join Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Bob Balaban. Here's our earlier story on Clooney and the project details. Damon also co-wrote, produced and stars in Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" (limited release December 28), has completed shooting for Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" (August 9) and has a small role in Terry Gilliam's. »

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