The 1950s-set movie, written by the Coen Brothers, stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin, Noah Jupe, and Oscar Isaac, and tells the story of Gardner Lodge (Damon), a widowed husband and father forced to take the law into his own hands after his home is invaded by criminals.
In the trailer, Damon’s character descends into a world of rage and violence as the dark secrets of his seemingly idyllic and peaceful suburban neighbourood are exposed. Moore stars as Auntie Margaret, a family member who comes to live at the Lodge household to help out with the ongoing chaos.
“Suburbicon” is the latest collaboration between Clooney and the Coen Brothers, who have had a working relationship since 2000’s “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” The Oscar-winning actor went on to star in other Coen movies, such as “Intolerable Cruelty” (2003), “Burn After Reading” (2008), and “Hail, Caesar!”(2016).
According to producer Joel Silver, the Coens originally wrote the script for the dark comedy in 1986, after “Blood Simple”, and had intended for Clooney to star in the lead role. Clooney would later convince the duo to let him direct instead.
The synopsis from Paramount reads: ‘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 (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.”
“Suburbicon” is scheduled to be screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The theatrical release is set for October 27, 2017. Watch the trailer above.