After directing The Ides Of March, Hollywood superstar George Clooney has signed on to helm another political drama The Monuments Men. The 50-year-old, who has just been honored with Chairman's Award at the 2012 Palm Springs Film Festival Awards, said he is currently busy working on his new political drama, Ace Showbiz reported.
Based on Robert M Edsel's book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves And The Greatest Treasure Hunt In History, the film will follow a group of art experts chosen by the US government to find artwork stolen by the Nazis during the World War II era. Clooney will not only direct it, but he will also star in and will serve as the co-writer along with Grant Heslov.
"I'm excited about it. It's a fun movie because it could be big entertainment. It's a big budget, you can't do it small, it's landing in Normandy. Grant and I have been trying to find a project. I'm not opposed to doing a commercial film, I'm just opposed to doing a commercial film that doesn't feel organic to me," he said.