The first trailer for Downsizing has arrived and any trailer that uses the classic song “Once In A Lifetime” by Talking Heads always gets a thumbs up from me. I’m intrigued to see how Matt Damon will work in this satirical science fiction comedy. His character seem a bit naive and odd in the trailer, especially when we first see him and his response to the announcement that scientists have discovered that they have learned how to shrink human beings is “Wow – That is wild isn’t it”. This film has a very impressive cast which includes Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig, Rolf Lassgård and Jason Sudeikis with several major cameos including Neil Patrick Harris and Laura Dern.
The movie is directed by multi-Oscar-winner Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways), from a script he wrote with his Sideways co-writer Jim Taylor (who also served up Jurassic Park III and I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry).
Here is the Official Synopsis
When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures
The film doesn’t yet have a UK release date, but it’s set to land in US cinemas on 22nd December 2017.
Here is the first poster.