‘Suburbicon’ Trailer: Matt Damon Fights Back in George Clooney’s Next Directorial Effort

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Matt Damon leads the cast of Suburbicon, the next directorial effort from Oscar winner George Clooney.

The first trailer has been released for the film, which boasts a screenplay Clooney co-wrote with the Coen brothers and Grant Heslov (The Ides of March, producer of Argo).

Damon plays husband and father Gardner Lodge, whose peaceful existence with his family in the picture-perfect 1959 community of Suburbicon is shattered after a home invasion. A series of events leave Lodge in the sights of the town’s underbelly and law enforcement.

This looks great. The oh-so Coen-esque stylings are clear, with the type of decidedly dark humour and character work that brings to mind Fargo and Burn After Reading. It’s a classy project, with cinematography by Oscar winner Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood, The Town), music composed by Oscar winner Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech, Argo), and a supporting cast that includes Oscar Isaac and Julianne Moore. Sign us up.

Suburbicon will be hitting U.S. cinemas on October 27 and arrives in Australia on November 2.

Synopsis for Suburbicon:

Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns…the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices. This is Suburbicon.

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