Matt Damon, Julianne Moore Prove a Dangerous Duo in George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Footage

CinemaCon 2017: Clooney personally introduces the drama with his two stars

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Paramount Pictures showcased George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” on Tuesday  — which will release in the awards strike zone this year — and Clooney himself introduced the footage with stars Julianne Moore and Matt Damon at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

Damon and Moore play in-laws who share a dead woman in common — her twin, his former wife — and Oscar Isaac is a detective who finds something very fishy about the way she met her demise.

The period piece has a very noirish feel with some comedy wedged in — Damon took a brutal punch to the nose, and Moore sits for an excruciating and clever interrogation from Isaaac.

Josh Brolin and Woody Harrelson also star. Black Bear Pictures is financing the project, which Paramount acquired out of the Berlin Film Festival.

“Suburbicon” is set in the quiet family town of Suburbicon, where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal.

Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the script alongside Clooney, and the film is being produced by Joel Silver of Silver Pictures, Teddy Schwarzman of Black Bear, and Clooney and Grant Heslov of Smokehouse Pictures.