Suburbicon – Matt Damon, Oscar Isaac – Directed by George Clooney

Matt Damon wreaks violent revenge on the criminal forces lurking in his hometown in a film directed by Clooney and co-written by the Coen Brothers.

Co-written by Joel and Ethan Coen, Suburbicon stars Matt Damon as Gardner Lodge, a buttoned-down suburban dad who takes the law into his own hands after a violent home invasion. Judging by the film’s trailer, things get very messy indeed, with hints of the deadpan black comedy that characterises much of the Coens’ work, as Lodge wreaks bloody revenge on the criminal forces lurking in the shadows of his placid suburban home town. Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac and child actor Noah Jupe round out the cast.

The film is the first that Clooney has directed since The Monuments Men (2014), a war film about a group of Allied soldiers tasked with reclaiming priceless artwork from the Nazis during the second world war. Clooney has regularly collaborated with the Coens, appearing in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Intolerable Cruelty, Burn After Reading and Hail, Caesar!

Suburbicon will receive its world premiere at the Venice film festival, where it will appear in competition. It will be released in US cinemas on 3 November and UK cinemas on 24 November.

(via The Guardian)