By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire August 8, 2013 at 10:29AM
George Clooney is back in the writer-director chair with his upcoming World War II pic "Monuments Men," which will arrive in theaters in the thick of awards season on December 18th. For his directorial follow-up to "The Ides of March," Clooney's assembled a cast of familiar faces (Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin and John Goodman) to tell the true story of a WWII platoon tasked with rescuing artistic masterpieces from the Nazis and returning them to their rightful owners. The trailer, just released by 20th Century Fox, plays like a mash-up of of two films to star Clooney, "The Good German" and "Ocean's Eleven" -- fitting, given Blanchett and Damon's involvement. Watch the trailer below.