‘Suburbicon’: George Clooney Says His New Film Co-Written by the Coen Brothers Isn’t a Comedy: ‘It’s Very, Very Dark’

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‘Suburbicon’: George Clooney Says His New Film Co-Written by the Coen Brothers Isn’t a Comedy: ‘It’s Very, Very Dark’
If you’ve seen the trailer for “Suburbicon,” you might be assuming that the new film starring Matt Damon and directed by George Clooney is a dark comedy. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, however, the man responsible for “Monuments Men” says there have been “some misconceptions” about his latest directorial effort — namely the fact that “they keep calling it a ‘comedy’ and you’d be hard-pressed to find a lot of funny in it.”

“It’s a pretty angry and dark film, which is sort of what we wanted to make at the time. Every time I see someone go, ‘Yeah, it’s a black-comedy!’ you go, ‘There’s a couple of laughs, but it wasn’t designed to be ha-ha funny,’” continues Clooney. Set in the ’50s, “Suburbicon” centers around a home invasion perpetrated against Damon,
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