In what sounds like the coolest heist movie ever, Daniel Craig and John Goodman have signed on to star in George Clooney‘s upcoming flick The Monuments Men, which will tell the story of a group of hand-picked art dealers who are sent on a mission to retrieve precious works of artistry stolen by the Nazis.
We’re picturing something along the lines of Argo (which starred Goodman) meets Munich (which starred Craig) by way of Ocean’s Eleven (which starred Clooney).
Clooney, who has made a name for himself as both an actor and director, will co-write the film. It will reportedly be set in the final days of Nazi party rule in Germany, as the party try to cover the tracks of their bloody history.
Clooney will play George Stout, a U.S. Army officer and art nerd, who leads a crack brigade into action to recover tens of thousands of lost works. Clooney and Craig taking on the Nazis? Yes, please. And what an ensemble, given that Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett have already signed on to star.
How does Monuments Men sound to you? Could this be a potential modern classic? What do you think of the title?