Meanwhile, the Tomorrowland actor directed, co-produced and co-wrote the new dark comedy alongside the Coen brothers. Both he and Matt Damon, Suburbicon's star, see a disturbing thread between the dark plot of the movie and current events - and specifically how it's tied to the violent clash between white supremacists and counter-protestors in Charlottesville. "We weren't thinking race riots in Charlottesville would come when we were filming ours". "It does speak to the fact that these issues have not and are not gone away until there's an honest reckoning in our country".
Damon noted, "It's a definition of white privilege when you're riding your bicycle, covered in blood and murdering people and the African-American family is blamed for it". They've been busy planning to open a school for Syrian refugees in the USA, and George has been prepping for the premiere of his latest directorial effort, Suburbicon. "And we realized that we still have a lot of work to do from our original sin of slavery and racism". "It's a pretty angry film".
The story's background is a neat, all-white, seemingly "perfect-picture 1950s (America) suburb, where the best and worst of humanity is reflected through the deeds of ordinary people", as the production described it.
Clooney said he was anxious that "Suburbicon" not be a polemic or "a civics lesson".
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He said: "I was working with him last fall and he pulled me aside on set and I mean, I nearly started crying".
"We figured these kids are going to be looked at a lot and watched and [have their] every move sort of judged, and we wanted them to at least have a break with the names", he shared. "But it is certainly angry, and it got angrier as we were shooting". "I'm an optimist. I do believe in the youth and I do believe that we're going to get through all these things".
Clooney joined her on a similar note: "This is something that is really festering right now in the United States: Talking about the Confederate flag, and the Jefferson Davis monument", he noted. "Oh, that sounds like fun", Clooney said, according to a report in Variety. "I've been asked that for nearly 20 years now and the answer is just no".
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