Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Suburbicon. Directed by George Clooney, using a script written by Clooney, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, and Grant Heslov, the film stars Matt Damon as Gardner Lodge, a mild-mannered father living in a blissful suburbia. But when he uncovers some of the town’s dark secrets, his once friends, neighbors, and co-workers start to go after him and his family. Unable to put up with it, Gardner does what it takes to protect his family. Check out the full trailer here below.
There are definitely Coen Brothers vibes that ripple through Clooney’s latest directorial effort. It has that dark twist on crazy characters involved in a crime gone wrong. It should be interesting to see how well he can direct a comedy. But using a script that he wrote with the Coen Brothers and Heslov would help. And we all know Damon can balance drama and comedy in one character. From seeing him get seriously violent one moment then nonchalantly eating a sandwich with a bloody face escape and then ending it with him hilariously pedaling a child’s bicycle, I can’t wait to see what the rest of the film has in store for us.
Then there’s a glimpse of the supporting roles from Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac. Both are very familiar faces with the Coen Brothers works, as the former appeared in The Big Lebowski, while the latter starred in Inside Llewyn Davis. The film also stars Noah Jupe.
Here’s the official plot 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.