via press release:
ABC’S JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE WELCOMES THE CAST OF THE UPCOMING FILM
“THE MONUMENTS MEN”
(INCLUDING KIMMEL’S NEMESIS, MATT DAMON)
Los Angeles, CA – On Thursday, February 6, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live welcomes the cast of director/actor George Clooney’s upcoming film, “The Monuments Men,” including Clooney, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Cate Blanchett, and even Kimmel’s arch-enemy, Matt Damon. “The Monuments Men” will be released in theaters on February 7, 2014.
This special episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live will also premiere a new edition of the show’s famed “Mean Tweets” segment including all 6 members of “The Monuments Men” cast reading horrible comments from social media about themselves.
George Clooney will make his first official sit-down appearance on the show since Jimmy Kimmel Live’s premiere episode 11 years ago, Bill Murray makes his first-ever appearance as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Matt Damon returns for the first time since he hijacked Kimmel’s show on January 24, 2013.
About The Monuments Men
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, “The Monuments Men” is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements. From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett. The screenplay is by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney.
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