Damon is front-and-center in this image promoting the December release
George Clooney produced, co-wrote, directed and stars in "The Monuments Men," so give the guy credit — he knows when to take a step back.
A new poster for the drama about an Allied task force hunting stolen art from Nazi Germany has co-star Matt Damon in the spotlight, with Clooney sharing an equal flanking spot opposite Bill Murray (not bad company, really).
So now we know that Damon is the central character in this ensemble. But the question remains: is it an awards vehicle?
There's been chatter that Sony wasn't mounting a campaign — the studio denies that — but just the presence of John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Clooney, Damon and Murray means some kind of hardware has to come out of this … right?
The co-production between Columbia Pictures and 20th Century Fox is scheduled for a December 18 release.