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Paramount buys George Clooney-directed comedy ‘Suburbicon’

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016,12:32 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Los Angeles | Paramount Pictures has acquired US distribution to George Clooney’s black comedy Suburbicon, starring Matt Damon, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin and Julianne Moore. The film is expected to begin shooting this October in Los Angeles, reported Variety.

The announcement was made at the Berlin film Festival. The project came together on Feb 1 when Teddy Schwartzman of Black Bear Pictures announced he would finance. Joel and Ethan Coen have written the script for Suburbicon, which is currently in pre-production. Joel Silver will produce under his Silver Pictures banner alongside Clooney and Grant Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures label, and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear Pictures. Clooney will direct.

The movie will be set in the quiet family town of Suburbicon, where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal. Clooney’s directing credits include Monuments Men, Leatherheads, The Ides of March, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Good Night and Good Luck.