George Clooney directs and heads a killer cast in period dramatic thriller The Monuments Men. Based on the true story of one of the greatest treasure hunts in history, The Monuments Men focuses 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. Not easy with the art trapped behind enemy lines and the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell. But the Monuments Men — seven museum directors, curators and art historians — risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements. Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett also star. Clooney and Grant Heslov penned the screenplay based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Sony releases the pic on December 18. Check out the trailer: