When you put George Clooney and brothers Joel and Ethan Coen together, you frequently get some pretty decent movie magic. It looks like their upcoming film Suburbicon, written by the Coens and directed by Clooney, will be some darker magic than usual.
Suburbicon stars Matt Damon as a prototypical suburban dad in the classically squeaky-clean world of the 1950s—a very Coen sort of set-up for the dark stuff that follows. Here's Paramount's synopsis:
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. This is Suburbicon.
The only question we have is how did David Lynch miss out on this story, because it sounds like it's up his alley as well.
If this trailer is any indication, Suburbicon will take us in surprising directions. Maybe it will be another step in busting the myth of the squeaky-clean, idealized 1950s as well.
Suburbicon also stars Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac and it's in theaters on October 27th.