The mock newsreel for George Clooney's upcoming WWII dramedy -- which tells the remarkable true story of a small group of art experts who volunteered to rescue stolen historical artworks from the Nazis -- is asking you to support "The Monuments Men."
A new detailed website (www.supportthemonumentsmen.com) has been set up so you can learn more about their extraordinary and nearly-forgotten story. You can also sign a petition to see if your representatives can finally award the real members of the monuments men a Congressional Gold Medal.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, 'The Monuments Men' is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements.
The Monuments Men stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville