George Clooney's directorial career to date has been very hit and miss.
For every Good Night and Good Luck there's a Monuments Men, for every Confessions of a Dangerous Mind a Leatherheads.
His latest effort, Suburbicon is based off a Coen Bros. script so we're hoping this will fall into the hit category rather than the miss. The Coens originally intended to direct themselves with Clooney in the lead but father of two managed to convince the brothers to let him call the shots behind the camera instead.
Clooney's got an able replacement in the lead role with Matt Damon and has surrounded him with a terrific supporting cast that includes Julienne Moore and Oscar Isaac.
The official plot description from Paramount is as follows:
“‘Suburbicon’ is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns… the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices.”
Suburbicon has a US release date of October 27th and we'd be surprised if it doesn't open on our shores soon after.