George Clooney lines up WWII drama
January 9th, 2012
12:38 PM ET

George Clooney lines up WWII drama

George Clooney turned in two lauded performances last year with "The Ides of March" and "The Descendants," but he shows no signs of slowing down.

The actor announced at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday that he has another movie in the works called "The Monuments Men" that will have him pulling double duty as the co-star and the director, the L.A. Times reports.

"The Monuments Men" is adapted from the Robert Edsel's 2009 book of the same name, and focuses on the art historians who became heroes during World War II as they tracked down prized artwork taken by Hitler.

"Hitler was an art fanatic, and he stashed masterpieces everywhere," Clooney said Saturday. "He hid 27 Rembrandts in a coffin."

What attracted the actor/director to the project was the story's mix of intrigue and romance.

"It's an amazing story, and [co-producer] Grant [Heslov] and I are already thinking about how great the casting can be," Clooney said Saturday. "And there's also a great love story."

Clooney didn't mention what part he would play, but he did say that "The Monuments Men" is now his top priority.

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  1. jgn

    Ha ha, none of youse guys have 1/600th the class, attractiveness or intellegence of Mr George Clooney and it obviously just drives you even more nuts than you already are. Just cracks me up! Big L on your foreheads!

    January 10, 2012 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Cali Cutie

      Very well said!!

      Other men can never measure up (all of them from 20 – 90) cannot compete with Clooney = bitter jealousy!

      January 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Snarky

    Shouldn't he line up an acting class first?

    January 9, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bob

    Is there anyway possible for this dim wit clooney to make it one last time into the Penn St. Shower with Sandusky and that dummie red head ex QB. They can get in one last horse play session and Clooney can be the cather. Whata ya think of that

    January 9, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cali Cutie

    What a bunch of low-life fools all of you are.....ahh...JEALOUS MUCH?!?!?! I'm half Clooney's age and would hop on him in a heartbeat. P.S. He wouldn't even hire any of you jealous fools to shine his shoes.....let alone you think you have something up on Clooney!

    January 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. SKY


    January 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Grizzly Adams

    You should ask Tracie..

    January 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. @@tracie

    Lmao. No wonder turrds just fly out. It's too

    January 9, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. @tracie

    Those remotes are a bit big for 'there'. Dayum girl, do you just walk around holding your ankles and let all at it or what ? That's one stretched out whole aint it ?

    January 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. LMAO


    January 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. SO

    Did Hitlers paintings get eaten by worms?

    January 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. danitra

    He one untallented butt ugly white boy.

    January 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Buffaro Shrimp

    Plus I think he may be a fuuuudjepacker. A fuudjepackin foool.

    January 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Fidgit

    Clooney needs to use some Grecian Formula on that hair of his, looking a little grey.

    January 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Buffaro Shrimp

    WWII movies are unfair to us asian peoples.

    January 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |

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