Trailer Bulletin: Damon, Jolie & De Niro in "The Good Shepherd"

Some movies (like "The Departed" for example) don't even need plot synopses to get people into the multiplex. All they need are names like Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, and Robert De Niro -- like "The Good Shepherd" does. Plus it's also got Alec Baldwin, William Hurt, Joe Pesci (remember him?), John Turturro, Billy Crudup, and a whole bunch more. Plus there's a brand-new trailer.

Click here for the trailer.

Plot synopsis, courtesy of ComingSoon.net: "The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life in "The Good Shepherd," an espionage drama starring Academy AwardŽ winners Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and Robert De Niro and directed by Robert De Niro.

Edward Wilson (Matt Damon) understands the value of secrecy-discretion and commitment to honor have been embedded in him since childhood. As an eager, optimistic student at Yale, he is recruited to join the secret society Skull and Bones, a brotherhood and breeding ground for future world leaders. Wilson's acute mind, spotless reputation and sincere belief in American values render him a prime candidate for a career in intelligence, and he is soon recruited to work for the OSS (the precursor to the CIA) during WWII.

As one of the covert founders of the CIA, working in the heart of an organization where duplicity is required and nothing is taken at face value, Edward's' idealism is steadily eroded by a growing suspicious nature, reflective of a world settling into the long paranoia of the Cold War. As his methods are adopted as standard operating procedure, Wilson develops into one of the Agency's veteran operatives, all the while combating his KGB counterpart. However, his steely dedication to his country comes at an ever-increasing price. Not even his wife Clover (Angelina Jolie) or his beloved son can divert Wilson from a path that will force him to sacrifice everything in pursuit of this job."

The flick opens on December 22nd.

Comments

kickout2005

justin lee

looks damn good to me cant wait to see this one

Sep 22 - 11:08 AM

Enemy

Roland Eimer

This movie will own Oscar.

Sep 22 - 11:35 AM

Tyree

steven tyree

Here's to Robert De Niro's nod for best director.

Sep 22 - 12:46 PM

Reeven

Jud Widing

Can't get it to work. Damn my computer!

Sep 22 - 02:19 PM

LifeAfter

J. Greene

one of the best-looking casts I've seen in a while. It's damn good to have Joe Pesci back

Sep 22 - 03:36 PM

warsaw

jose m

robert deniro is the ****

Sep 22 - 03:55 PM

dsence

Daryl martin

Nache Libre is taking over the oscars this year

Sep 22 - 06:39 PM

Jofo1185

jonathan foster

shakes head in sadness...

anyway the trailer looks really good, and with this and the departed I'm seeing some good contenders for this years oscars.

Those two mention already and Babel I'm really hoping to be the stand out of the year.

Sep 22 - 11:09 PM

Jofo1185

jonathan foster

shakes head in sadness...

anyway the trailer looks really good, and with this and the departed I'm seeing some good contenders for this years oscars.

Those two mention already and Babel I'm really hoping to be the stand out of the year.

Sep 22 - 11:09 PM

Mikeal420

David Goldman

[b]I Remember Joe Pesci[/b]
Joe Pesci personified the role of the crazy Italian (or Jew like in "Once opun a Time in America") He never really got a chance to show he could do something diferent, and like all type-cast actors, he carreer fell-off once those styles of movies became unpopular

Sep 23 - 02:24 PM

Bane Of Anubis

C M

Looks alright -- Matt Damon doesn't fit the bill for the role.

Sep 25 - 11:00 AM

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