Dec 5, 2012
Tradecraft: Jason Bourne Joins James Bond and OSS 117
Deadline reports that Matt Damon has joined the cast of The Monuments Men, possibly making that movie the greatest spy star team-up of all time. (Why wasn't Sean Connery in Bullseye!... or Roger Moore in The Man Who Would Be King?) With Daniel Craig and Jean Dujardin already cast, that means this WWII-set reverse caper movie will unite James Bond, Jason Bourne and OSS 117 on one screen! George Clooney also brings a lot of spy gravitas to the proceedings, though sadly he's not known as one iconic role. (Too bad he had to pass on Napoleon Solo.) Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Bob Balaban round out the stellar cast, with Clooney directing and producing with his partner and co-writer Grant Heslov. The fact-based adventure follows a team of art historians and museum curators as they race to recover priceless artwork plundered by the Nazis at the end of WWII.