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Damon joining Clooney in 'The Monuments Men'?

Damon joining Clooney? Matt Damon is in talks to join Clooney in Clooney's project 'The Monuments Men,' which follows a group of art historians and museum curators who try to recover art stolen by the Third Reich during World War II.

By Sandy SchaeferScreen Rant / December 5, 2012

Matt Damon may join George Clooney in Clooney's project 'The Monuments Men.'

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George Clooney is co-writing, directing and starring in an adaptation of Robert M. Edsel’s non-fiction WWII book The Monuments Men, which reunites the Oscar-nominated Hollywood power-player/humanitarian with a number of old friends and familiar faces – including Matt Damon, who is in talks to reunite with Clooney after appearing alongside him in the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy and Syriana.

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Damon is also working the press circuit for Good Will Hunting and Milk director Gus Van Sant’s upcoming Oscar-bait release Promised Land, which he co-wrote (and co-headlines) with The Office‘s John Krasinski. Naturally, journalists are once again hounding Damon for details about his possible return in Bourne 5; however, he’s yet to waver from his previous non-committal stance.

Edsel’s historical source material chronicles the efforts of the “Monuments Men”: a group of American and British art historians/museum curators who rally to recover art stolen by the Third Reich before it is destroyed – as members of Hitler’s regime rush to cover their tracks during the final days of WWII. Deadline says Damon’s up to join the supporting cast for Clooney’s adaptation, which includes Daniel Craig (Skyfall), Bill Murray (Hyde Park on Hudson) and Cate Blanchett (The Hobbit).

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