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Filming has just gotten underway in Berlin on Smokehouse's action thriller "The Monuments Men" which both Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox will distribute.

The story centers on a platoon of curators, museum directors and art historians tasked with entering Germany during the second world war to recover artistic masterpieces plundered by the Nazis.

Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and John Goodman star.

George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing the project, and adapted the script based on Robert M Edsel's book. Clooney will also star.

Shooting will continue in Germany and the UK through June ahead of a proposed December 18th release.

Source: Screen Daily »

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