Matt Damon goes to extreme lengths to protect his family in the first trailer for George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” which Paramount released Thursday timed to its addition to the Venice Film Festival lineup.
Written by Joel and Ethan Coen, who often collaborate with Clooney, the 1950s-set film centers on Gardner Lodge (Damon), a husband and father forced to take matters into his own hands after his home is invaded.
Julianne Moore co-stars as a family member who moves in to help Lodge out following the incident. By the looks of the trailer, the pair make some very bad choices along the way, including murder. Josh Brolin and Oscar Isaac co-star.
The Coen brothers originally planned to direct the film themselves with Clooney in Damon’s role, but the actor convinced the pair to let him helm it instead.
The synopsis from Paramount Pictures reads: “‘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 (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.”
“Suburbicon” opens in the thick of awards season on Oct. 27.