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George Clooney Pops The Question In First Footage From Alexander Payne’s ‘The Descendants’

Posted by , on May 10, 2011 at 3:14 pm 

Nope, not the question you are thinking of. One of our most-anticipated films of the year comes in the form of Alexander Payne‘s first feature since 2004′s Sideways, in which he picked up the Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Oscar. Based on Kaui Hart Hemmings novel, The Descendants stars George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Robert Forster, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Nick Krause, Amara Miller, Mary Birdsong, Rob Huebel, and Patricia Hastie.

Fox Searchlight has just launched a new site titled Who Is He, where they have posted the very first piece of footage featuring a hurried Clooney running around the streets of Hawaii. If you’ve read the novel, you know “the he” in question, but I won’t spoil that here. If you do want to find out, check out Hemming’s extended synopsis of the novel on her site. Check out the clip below and cross your fingers for the first theatrical trailer to debut soon.


From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, THE DESCENDANTS is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

The Descendants hits theaters December 16th, 2011.

What do you think of the brief first footage? Is this one of your most-anticipated of the year?

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