First Teaser Trailer For Matt Damon's New Film DOWNSIZING in Which He Shrinks Himself For a Better Life
The first teaser trailer has been released for Matt Damon's hilarious-looking new film Downsizing. The movie comes from director Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) and it's a very different kind of film than anything that he's done before.
The movie is a social satire in which couple decides to shrink themselves in order to live a better life. I got to watch about 10 minutes of footage from the film earlier this year at Cinema Con and I loved what I saw! This looks like a great film that will give us an amusing and interesting story. You can watch our reaction video for it here.
Here's a brief synopsis that was released:
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.
When previously talking about the film, the director compares his film to something you might see in Black Mirror, but without the sci-fi feeling:
"The basic premise is a very delicious one, and it’s the premise that saw Jim and me through the many years to get this made… it’s very much like the previous movie Jim and I did, in that it takes something inherently absurd and ridiculous, but tells it with utter earnestness… kind of like what you see in Black Mirror. Some episodes of Black Mirror take a premise and run with it, but I’m not interested in the science fiction feeling; I always aspire to make a Hal Ashby or a Robert Altman movie, and the plot has a certain episodic structure."
The film has a fantastic cast that also includes Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Laura Dern, Alec Baldwin, Jason Sudeikis, Neil Patrick Harris, and Udo Kier.
Downsizing opens in theaters on December 22.