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Well, if George Clooney asks you to be in his movie, what are you gonna do, say "No?"
Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin and Cate Blanchett are just a few of the actors that are making up the ensemble of Clooney's World War II drama, "The Monuments Men," according to Deadline.
"The Monuments Men" centers around a group of art historians and museum curators who join forces to recover renowned works of art stolen by the Nazis before Hitler can destroy them.
Clooney, who co-wrote the screenplay with Grant Heslov and is set to direct, will also star in the film, with John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Bob Balaban also signing on to join the cast.
Sounds like another classy project from one of the coolest cats in Hollywood. Clooney's made some quality stuff as a director — "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" and "The Ides of March" (even the goofy "Leatherheads" had its moments of brilliance) — but he has yet to make a truly great film. "The Monuments Men" sounds like it could be the one ... hey, when your movie has James Bond, Peter Venkman, Galadriel and the handsome dude from "The Artist," the odds are definitely in your favor.
We're waiting for him to cast Chris O'Donnell, though. Come on, George — don't have a bone to throw your old "Batman & Robin" pal?
"The Monuments Men" will commence with production in the spring. Stay tuned for even more cool casting news on this one.