Clooney to Turn Robert Edsel's Book About Search For Nazi-Looted Art Into Feature
|From Robert Edsel's Rescuing Da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis Stole Europe's Great Art - America and Her Allies Recovered It, the book companion to his documentary The Rape of Europa|
Concerning the Clooney film, this morning Edsel noted on his Facebook page: "I am so proud to share this news, and for people around the world to know more about the heroism of these men and women, the Monuments Men!"
It's still very early in the film-making process: The movie's a go at Sony, but save for Clooney there's no cast. As for how it'll turn out, well, that too depends: Says The Descendants star and Ides of March director and, with Grant Heslov, co-writer, "I'm not opposed to doing a commercial film, I'm just opposed to doing a commercial film that doesn't feel organic to me. So if we're going to do a commercial film we thought, 'Let's do something that seems fun and actually have something to say.'" And as you may recall, Edsel's already made an extraordinary documentary on the subject of the Monuments Men: The Rape of Europa.