First Star-Studded Poster For THE MONUMENTS MEN Has Old Hollywood Flair
Make no mistake. George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, and Hugh Bonneville are THE MONUMENTS MEN in the first poster for Columbia Pictures’ upcoming thriller. (via Yahoo! Movies)
Now this is how you do a poster for a big Hollywood movie with a huge A-list cast. With names and faces prominently front and center, the poster is a throwback to a time when Tinseltown used to promote their films with larger-than-life stars splashed all over it. You can almost see “In Cinemascope” somewhere at the bottom.
I do like that this first poster has a GUNS OF NAVARONE vibe to it. Should prove interesting to see how Clooney’s film does this Awards Season. MCN’s Gurus of Gold presently has it tied for 10th place in their Pre-Fall-Fest Edition.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, THE MONUMENTS MEN is a dramatic thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.
It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed?
But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.
From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett. The screenplay is by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney.
THE MONUMENTS MEN will be theaters December 18, 2013.
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