Movies Watch: George Clooney's 'The Descendants' Trailer By Jack Swiker 4:56 PM PDT, May 26, 2011 George Clooney is starring in a new drama from Alexander Payne, the director of 'Sideways.' Clooney is joined in the film by co-stars Beau Bridges, Matthew Lillard, and Judy Greer. Clooney plays Matt King, who takes his daughters on a trip to Hawaii after his wife has a tragic boating accident. He soon finds out that his wife was carrying on an affair with a younger man. 'The Descendants' hits theaters on December 16, 2011.Watch the video above to see the full trailer for 'The Descendants.'