George Clooney is Happy Not to be Starring in Coen Brother’s “Suburbicon”

Co-written by the Coen Brothers and directed by George Clooney, Suburbicon is a dark comedy set in the 1950’s, about a suburban dad taking the law into his own hands after a home invasion. Matt Damon stars as Gardner Lodge, who decides to take violent revenge on the criminal forces in his hometown.

This will be the first film Clooney has directed since The Monuments Men (2014). Additional cast members are Julianne Moore and Noah Jupe. This is the first time Clooney did not take a role in a movie he directed; he said to Entertainment Weekly that it was a relief, and the he’s “happy to just be able to sit on the sidelines and let other people do the acting.”

Joel and Ethan Coen first worked with Clooney on Brother, Were Art Thou? This is when they approached him about staring in Suburbicon as an insurance investigator, but the project ended up not happening. However, it was only in 2014 when the Ocean’s Eleven star was looking for a new project, that he thought of collaborating with the brothers on Suburbicon. The role that was offered to him of a suspicious investigator will be portrayed by Oscar Issac.

The film will premiere at the Venice Film Festival, and will be released in cinemas across the US on November 3.