“There’s an ugly heart to Downsizing and an ugly eye shooting it, and the result is dispiriting. For the first time, I feel like the knock against Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor as being condescending and misanthrophic, descriptors that have dogged them from the start, is starting to become immutable truth,” writes Drew McWeeny.
“The Descendants” director Alexander Payne has released the latest trailer for the Matt Damon Dramedy.
After opening the Venice Film Festival and playing at Telluride and Toronto, Alexander Payne’s follow-up to Nebraska gets its first trailer. Paramount opens it nationwide on Dec. 22.
There aren’t many true movie stars left these days, though Damon is still one of them. However, if he keeps this up, his career as a leading man may be what gets downsized. Because in Hollywood, like Suburbicon, there’s always some lookalike willing to take your place.
Ghostbusters star Kristen Wiig will rejoin her The Martian co-star Matt Damon in Alexander Payne’s upcoming satire Downsizing. Wiig replaces Reese Witherspoon, who had to exit the project due to scheduling conflicts.
There three big stars join the film about a little man.
The actress will join Alexander Payne’s next film.