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Ge­orge Clooney has starred in Coen broth­ers’ films like O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Hail, Cae­sar! and now he’s di­rect­ing one of their scripts, Subur­bicon. “I loved the idea of our take on the sub­urbs [in the ’50s],” Ge­orge says of the dark com­edy. “It was that Leave It to Beaver time when we thought ev­ery­thing was sim­ple — and if you were a straight white man it was. But other than that, it prob­a­bly wasn’t.” Ge­orge’s Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve and Thir­teen co­hort Matt Da­mon plays a hus­band whose seem­ingly idyl­lic life de­scends into vi­o­lence. “It’s won­der­ful how it leads you in with the sense of be­ing clearly very en­ter­tained by th­ese slightly comedic ev­ery­day peo­ple,” says Ju­lianne Moore, who’s cast as Matt’s wife. “And as it pro­ceeds, the tone changes, and it be­comes darker and darker un­til it’s re­ally, truly noir; bad peo­ple do­ing bad things.” Os­car Isaac co-stars. [R]

Di­rec­tor Ge­orge Clooney

Subur­bicon “leaves you in a very thought­ful

place,” says Ju­lianne Moore (with Matt


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