Daniel Craig, John Goodman and Bill Murray are joining Cate Blanchett and Jean Dujardin in George Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men”
A rep for George Clooney confirmed the castings to TheWrap.
Blanchett will play the role of Rose Valland, an art historian and member of the French resistance. Dujardin, who became the first French actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor earlier this year (for “The Artist”), will play a supporting role in this story about a group of men and women who chased down the stolen art of Europe during World War II.
“The Monument’s Men” is based on the book “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History,” by Robert M Edsel.
Clooney will star in the film and also direct. He is also producing and writing the screenplay with Grant Heslov. Clooney plays George Stout, a U.S. Army officer and leading art conservationist, who repatriated tens of thousands of pieces of art from the Nazis.
The film is shooting in Germany, Austria, Paris and England next spring.
The book focuses on the 11-month period between D-Day and V-E Day.