Matt Damon is set to have a helluva fall. He has the George Clooney-directed Suburbicon around the corner, and he also has Downsizing, Alexander Payne’s new quirky sci-fi dramedy.
This trailer is… effervescent? Check it out:
“Downsizing” follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.
It’s a great premise with a gold mine of possibilities. And Alexander Payne is a more than ready filmmaker to tap into those possibilities. There hasn’t been a false move in his career to this point, and I will stand by that.
The Downsizing cast is pretty great as well: Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Hong Chau, Christoph Waltz, Bruce Willis, Laura Dern, Neil Patrick Harris, Alec Baldwin, Margo Martindale. It opens December 22, and will no doubt be a topic of conversation around Awards season.