by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
Guess what George Clooney and wife Amal named their twins? Romulus and Screamus. Just kidding, actually they have normal names: Ella (think Fitzgerald) and Alexander. But that’s old news. The breaking news is the images coming out of the Venice International Film Festival. It’s not kid pics so much as the SUBURBICON photo call and red carpet shots.
SUBURBICON is Clooney’s new adventure in filmmaking. It stars Matt Damon as a misfit in the ‘burbs who finds out life is not little pink houses, but ticky tacky tract-house hell. Gardner Lodge (Damon) gets the crap beaten out of him in this Coen Brothers recycle on a script dating back to March 27, 2007. But there’s a serious note.
Back then it was a 113 pages of pure unproduced Coen comedy mischief. Now it is just marvelous as Clooney joins the screenplay credit with the Grant Heslov magic, also thrown in as a producer. Julianne Moore co-stars with Oscar Isaac, who is always thrilling to watch on screen. Robert “Bob” Elswit is the DP many people will recognize, and Joel Silver’s company is on the credits with Clooney’s Smoke House Pictures.
Here’s a few more photos from Venice hot off the red carpet, and as elegant in their opposition to suburban life in America as one can possibly get. Released by Paramount, SUBURBICON is in theaters October 27, 2017. Make sure to catch it, this vintage Coen retool.
Here’s Your Inside Look at Venice’s Screener of SUBURBICON
Directed by: George Clooney
Starring: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe and Oscar Isaac
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.
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