The first images from the set of Suburbicon tease a tense production starring an exceptionally-angry Matt Damon. Directed by George Clooney, the upcoming crime comedy film features an original screenplay penned by the Coen brothers. Serving as a followup to Hail, Caesar! from early last year, Clooney and the Coen Brothers will set their creative sights next on a particularly provocative home invasion caper.
Preceded by Clooney’s last directorial turn in the form of The Monuments Men from 2014, Suburbicon will see the A-list actor honing in on a more domestic setting of potential conflict, come time of the new movie’s fall 2017 release date. Little else is known about the upcoming comedy at the time of writing this – aside from the fact that it will feature supporting turns from Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac – but in the meantime until a trailer arrives, the first images of Damon in the film are available to look over.
Courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, Paramount Pictures has released two images from Suburbicon (see below) of Damon as well-to-do husband and father, Gardner Lodge. What’s more, a synopsis detailing the plot of the movie has been revealed:
“Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns… the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices.”
The original screenplay by the Coen brothers was initially developed 20 years ago, before Clooney convinced the critically-acclaimed filmmaking duo to let him finally bring it to life on the big screen. However, Clooney did take a few liberties with the script that were decidedly out of character for a Coen brothers production. Speaking to those choices, Clooney commented:
“This was a film [the Coens] kept trying to get made for quite a few years. I was offered to play the role that Oscar is playing back in 2001. There are some similar themes to Fargo and Burn After Reading. Hapless characters making really bad decisions. The original script took place in the 1980s and didn’t have the Mayer family as neighbors so it was more of a comedy-thriller. We [Clooney and producing partner Grant Heslov] thought we’d like to make something a little less funny and a lot angrier. It seems like a good time for a film that feels angry.”
By the sound and look of things, Suburbicon should prove to be another Coen brothers project to look out for – one that will also see Clooney flexing his directorial muscles for the sixth time. Only time will tell whether or not the movie will prove to be a winning success with general audiences, of course.
Source: Yahoo! Movies
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