Alexander Payne’s Sci-Fi Film ‘Downsizing’ At Venice Film Festival

Alexander Payne’s new movie “Downsizing,” starring Matt Damon, opened the 74th Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2017.

Payne, the director of “Sideways” and “Nebraska,” has changed direction with a science fiction theme focused on the solution to overpopulation.

From the press release: “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.”

Starring: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau and Kristen Wiig. Written by: Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor.
Produced by: Mark Johnson, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor.

“Downsizing” opens in theaters December 22.

(Main Cast) Kristen Wiig plays Audrey Safranek, Matt Damon plays Paul Safranek, Maribeth Monroe plays Carol Johnson and Jason Sudeikis plays Dave Johnson in Downsizing from Paramount Pictures.


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