Update: Watch the first trailer here.
It was just this afternoon that we remarked we still had yet to see a single official still from George Clooney‘s WWII set drama The Monuments Men. It looks like Sony now has their awards ducks in order, after releasing the trailer for American Hustle, our first still has arrived for the Germany-set film.
Ahead of the first trailer on Thursday, one can see Clooney with John Goodman, Matt Damon, Bob Balaban and more above in the first official still above. With a cast also including Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin and Hugh Bonneville, check out the official synopsis below, as well as new still from David O. Russell‘s American Hustle featuring Amy Adams, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper, both from EW.
Update: Check out more photos from USA Today below.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.
Both films arrive this December.