Paramount Pictures has released the first full trailer for Alexander Payne's new film Downsizing and it looks like a fascinating and funny film. This is a movie I've been looking forward to for awhile. I enjoy the quirky films that Payne makes and this is unlike anything he's ever done before as it includes an amusing sci-fi element of shrinkage.
The movie stars Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a couple who decide to undergo a shrinking process so that they can live a better life. It's such a strange and unique concept, which is why I love it! Here's the synopsis with additional details:
Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.
The cast also includes Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglorious Basterds), Hong Chau (Inherent Vice, Treme), and Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers, Saturday Night Live).
Downsizing hits theaters on theaters on December 22nd.