“These animals took everything from us,” says Matt Damon in a new trailer for the upcoming Oscar contender “Suburbicon” (watch it above), which opens October 27. From Paramount Pictures, the film looks like what might happen if you cross the suburban satires of “American Beauty” and “Far from Heaven” with a Coen Brothers crime film. Or as Paramount describes it, it’s “a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices.”
Damon plays Gardner Lodge, a husband and father in Suburbicon, “a town of great wonder and excitement,” but one night his wife is murdered during a home invasion. There’s a seedy underbelly in this town, which puts Gardner in the crosshairs of a criminal played by Oscar Isaac.
The film looks quirky to say the least, which isn’t always the motion picture academy’s cup of tea, but you can’t question the film’s pedigree. In addition to Oscar champ Damon and Golden Globe winner Isaac in the cast, the film co-stars Oscar winner Julianne Moore. It’s directed by George Clooney, who in addition to being an Oscar winning actor (“Syriana,” 2005) and producer (“Argo,” 2012) has also directed the Oscar nominated films “Good Night, and Good Luck” (2005) and “The Ides of March” (2011). This is Clooney’s first directorial effort since the World War II drama “The Monuments Men” (2014) more than three years ago.
And speaking of the Coen Brothers, those four-time Oscar winners behind “Fargo” and “No Country for Old Men” actually co-wrote “Suburbicon” with Clooney and his Oscar winning creative partner Grant Heslov. So whether or not this proves to be an awards hit, it will undoubtedly be in the awards conversation.
Do you agree? Watch the trailer above, and check out the teaser poster for the film below.