Monday, January 09, 2012

Next for George Clooney: A tale of real-life heroes

Fresh from his critical and commercial success with The Ides of March -- which will be released on homevideo Jan. 17 -- George Clooney has announced his next project as a multihyphenate: An adaptation of the nonfiction book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by author Robert M. Edsel. The movie will be a true-life, post-WWII adventure drama about a special unit of U.S. Army specialists charged with locating and recovering art seized by the Nazis. And if that sounds just a tad familiar, well, maybe you saw (or at least read my review about) this fascinating documentary four years ago: The Rape of Europa.

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