10/29/2012 11:34 am ET

George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Hires Daniel Craig, Bill Murray & More

Suave is the name of the game for "Monuments Men." According to Deadline.com, George Clooney has hired Daniel Craig, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett to star in his new film, a caper set at the end of World War II. As previously reported by TheWrap, Oscar winner Jean Dujardin will appear in "Monuments Men" as well.

Directed and co-written by Clooney, "Monuments Men" is based on the Robert M. Edsel book "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History." The adaptation focuses on a team of art historians who hunt the lost artifacts.

"I'm excited about it," Clooney said to TheWrap in December. "It's a fun move because it could be big entertainment. It’s a big budget, you can’t do it small -- it’s landing in Normandy.”

Clooney told TheWrap that while "Monuments Men" would be commercial, it also "has something to say."

For more on "Monuments Men," including why the film has more than a passing connection to "Argo," head over to Deadline.com.

[via Deadline.com]

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