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Matt Damon Gets Bloody in Trailer for New Coen Brothers Film, SUBURBICON

Matt Damon Gets Bloody in Trailer for New Coen Brothers Film, SUBURBICON

What do you get when you have George Clooney direct Matt Damon in a movie written by the Coen Brothers? Based on the first trailer for Suburbicon you get a story where the saccharine world of Pleasantville meets the bloody mayhem of Fargo.

In this initial look at the film the bright idyllic life of Suburbicon quickly turns dark after Matt Damon’s bespectacled, every man-looking dad Gardner pays the ultimate price for getting in too deep with the mob. They kill his wife, but when he doesn’t square up with them they set their sights on his young son. Because this is a Coen Brothers script that’s just the beginning of the bloodshed and violence.

This looks like the mob/common man conflict that defines Fargo set up shop in the sunny, pastel ’50s world of the Coen Brothers’ movie A Serious Man. Only if that movie’s pushover hero, Larry Gopnik, were muscular and stood up for himself with a baseball bat.

It’s hard not to think about past Coen Brothers movies watching this, especially with Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac a part of the cast (and both immediately stealing scenes in the trailer). And if we weren’t told that George Clooney was behind the camera here, we wouldn’t be able to tell the Coens hadn’t directed this themselves.

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While we were always optimistic about what this Clooney/Coen/Damon union could produce, we’re really excited to visit a place where Edward Scissorhands would live, and his neighbor was a guy who might beat someone to death with a baseball bat.

Suburbicon comes to theaters this fall, October 27th.

What do you think of this trailer? What other movies does it remind you of? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Images: Paramount Pictures

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