Why Matt Damon Took The Role In George Clooney's Suburbicon

Matt Damon in suburbicon

Matt Damon has a lot of huge movies under his belt at this point. He's currently got three movies---Suburbicon, Downsizing and Ocean's Eight---in the works and he's even going to be directed by George Clooney in Suburbicon. (Although full disclosure: Clooney is also on board as a producer on Ocean's Eight, the all-female version of an Ocean's film that Damon is appearing in.) Matt Damon's done a lot of work with George Clooney in the past, and he recently revealed exactly why he was so keen to take a role in Suburbicon. Here's what Damon said:

I'll do anything with him. I think we've done seven movies together now, and he's just a great director. I love all the movies that he's directed, and it just makes it a really easy choice when he calls.

While we wouldn't have expected Matt Damon to trash talk George Clooney while talking about why he is doing a project with George Clooney, this comment goes well beyond simple like. In fact, it's beyond gushing. Saying you like to work with someone is one thing; saying you'd "do anything" with Clooney is another. Clearly, Matt Damon really, really likes to work with Clooney, and he's not the only one. Suburbicon boasts a top-notch cast, including Oscar Isaac, Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin and more. The script was also written by the Coen Brothers, so that's another nice set of names to add to the pile.

While we're happy Matt Damon told EW he is extremely excited about working with George Clooney again, we wish he would have shared more about his role in the movie. Beyond the stellar cast, some of the more interesting plot details around Suburbicon have been kept under wraps. We do know it will be a noir film set in the suburbs in the 1950s that will prominently feature a home invasion sort of plot.

As for Matt Damon liking George Clooney as a director? So far, Clooney has picked some interesting projects, but films like The Ides of March and The Monuments Men have not gotten the awards acclaim that one might expect from seeing the casts and plots of those films. Still, Matt Damon was, in fact, in The Monuments Men, so he clearly seemed to have a good time working with George Clooney on that set.

The movie isn't going to be released until November 3, 2017, which means we may have a while to wait before we get to see a full trailer and know more about the flick, although some footage did premiere this week at CinemaCon. We'll keep you posted once trailers start landing. For now, you can learn more about the upcoming 2017 films with our full movies schedule.

Jessica Rawden
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