The first official trailer for the upcoming film 'The Monuments Men' has landed online. The film, which features a fantastic ensemble cast led by George Clooney (also writer and director), promises to deliver action, comedy, and thrills as a group of unlikely heroes endeavor to enter World War II to retrieve ... art?

The official synopsis:

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, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, and Bob Balaban, and hits theaters on December 18.

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