George Clooney's next directorial gig is a WWII film called Monuments Men. While it's not about Mount Rushmore coming to life and teaching the Tea Party a thing or two about American history, it's almost as good: it's about a team of art historians and museum nerds who gather like the Cultural Avengers to secure as many Nazi-pilfered artifacts as possible at the end of the war. That's a great premise for a good movie, but when you realize who is in the film, it becomes ASTONISHING.
Without further ado:
COME ON. If this casting doesn't get your engine running, you're dead. Or a Paul W Anderson partisan. It's a collision of James Bond and Peter Venkman and the Earl of Grantham and George Clooney and everybody else!
The movie, co-written by Clooney and his regular partner Grant Heslov, shoots in the spring in Europe. Let's all squee together until then.