James Bond star Daniel Craig has joined the cast of George Clooney’s Nazi art drama The Monuments Men, according to the Wrap.
The period film, which Clooney is co-writing and directing, is based on a real-life group of men and women who risked their lives to track down art stolen by Hitler during the second world war and prevent its destruction. Oscar-winners Jean Dujardin and Cate Blanchett are said to have signed on the dotted line, along with Bill Murray, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Bob Balaban.
Clooney is also taking a leading role as US army officer and leading art conservationist George Stout, who repatriated tens of thousands of pieces of art from the Nazis. At this stage it is not clear which role Craig, star of Sam Mendes’s new Bond film, Skyfall, is due to take.