The Suburbicon trailer has the Coen Brothers written all over it — and that’s because Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the initial script. Matt Damon plays a father living in idyllic suburbia with his family in the summer of 1959, but his run-in with the mob leads to his wife’s murder and transforms this quintessential image of the American Dream into a war with the town’s seedy underbelly.
George Clooney came on to helm Suburbicon at the tail end of 2015, following up on the actor’s directing turn on 2014’s The Monuments Men. The script has since been worked over by Clooney and his writing partner Grant Heslov. Now, as the film heads to screen at the Venice and TIFF festivals later this year, the first footage has landed online through this trailer.
Suburbicon opens in theaters on Oct. 27.