Matt Damon is in talks to join the burgeoning cast of director George Clooney's World War II drama The Monuments Men.

We reported in October that Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, and Bob Balaban have joined the cast. The story is adapted from Robert M. Edsel's novel that follows a group of historians and curators trying to recover the priceless artwork stolen by Adolf Hitler, before they are destroyed forever.

George Clooney will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with his producing partner Grant Heslov. George Clooney is also starring in an unspecified role. Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox are co-producing, with shooting to begin this coming January in Europe.

Matt Damon and George Clooney previously starred together in Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, and Syriana.