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First Trailer for George Clooney’s Suburbicon, Written by the Coen Brothers

Here’s a great combinatino of talents; a film directed by George Clooney, written by the Coen Brothers, and featuring an outrageous cast that includes Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Oscar Isaac. Behold the first trailer for Suburbicon, Clooney’s dark comedy. 

The film is centered on father Gardner Lodge (Damon) whose life is upended when some guys show up at his home and kill his wife. It turns out that the peaceful town of Suburbicon has a seriously dark underbelly, and Lodge will have to navigate it if he’s going to keep his son safe and get them both through this ordeal alive. The trailer showcases some of the daffy, dark energy of the Coen Brothers crime caper classic Miller’s Crosing, only with Suburbicon set in the world of pristine lawns, drive-in movie theaters and malt shops in 1959. The film will bow at the Toronto Film Festival, always a marker that a studio thinks it might have an awards contender on its hand. While comedies are usually overlooked for Best Picture, the cast and Clooney himself have a shot if the film is as fun, dark, and delirious as this trailer suggests. 

Here’s the official synopsis:

Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns…the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices. This is Suburbicon.

Suburbicon opens October 27th.

Featured image: Matt Damon and Noah Jupe in Suburbicon. Courtesy Paramount Pictures. 

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