Exclusive: How Did Clooney Lure Bill Murray to 'Monuments Men'?
By DAVID WEINER
May 19, 2014
Taking a cue from his Ocean's Eleven movies, George Clooney assembled the ultimate cast for his World War II saga The Monuments Men, including Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville and Bob Balaban. But how did he land the ever-elusive, super-picky Bill Murray? Watch our exclusive clip from the new Monuments Men Blu-ray, out Tuesday, to find out...
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men follows 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. With the art trapped behind enemy lines and the German army ordered to destroy everything as the Reich fell, seven museum directors, curators, and art historians find themselves risking their lives in a race against time to defend mankind’s greatest achievements.
Special features on The Monuments Men Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack include George Clooney’s Mission and Marshaling the Cast, while Blu-ray exclusives include deleted scenes and the featurettes The Real Monuments Men and A Woman Amongst the Monuments Men.