Before it was moved to 2014, George Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' was one of our most anticipated movies of 2013. So now, by default, it's one of our most anticipated movies of this year, and its February 7 release date can't come soon enough. To help whet your appetite, a few new images and featurettes from the film have made their way online, serving as a helpful reminder that ensembles don't get much stronger than this.
Based on a true story, 'The Monuments Men' tells the story of a group of artists and art historians who are drafted into the military at the tail end of World War II with a very specific goal: to rescue and preserve all of the art and architecture that the Nazi regime has been stealing and destroying. Naturally, these artsy types aren't fit for combat situations, so we get to see the likes of John Goodman, Bill Murray and Bob Balaban stumble their war through a war-torn Europe (where George Clooney and Matt Damon look right at home).
The first featurette (shown above) is all about Cate Blanchett's character, a French museum curator who assists our heroes as they attempt to track down all of the stolen art. The second (below) is more of a group affair, with the bulk of the cast discussing their roles in the film. They're lightweight but enjoyable enough, letting us know that this isn't going to be a typical WWII movie.
You can watch the videos and check out the new images: