White House to screen ‘Monuments Men’ with cast and crew

February 18, 2014
This image released by Columbia Pictures shows Dimitri Leonidas, John Goodman, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bob Balaban in Dimitri Leonidas, John Goodman, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bob Balaban in “The Monuments Men.” (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, Claudette Barius)

Forget those snow forecasts — tonight, we’ve got a chance of Clooney with a possibility of some Damon.

President Obama will host a screening of the new George Clooney-directed flick “The Monuments Men,” a thriller that tells the story of the guys tasked during World War II with saving the world’s art treasures from getting snapped up by Hitler.

“Cast and crew” will join the president, per the White House schedule, though no names are dropped. But a good many big names are attached to the movie, which means there could be some A-list popcorn chomping at 1600 Pennsylvania: Clooney, of course, who also wrote and starred. Co-stars include Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville (oh, hello, Lord Grantham!) and “The Artist’s” Jean Dujardin.

Looks like the president’s entertainment diet doesn’t solely consist of “House of Cards” binges.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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