After premiering to rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival today, Alexander Payne has released a clip from his new feature, the sci-fi comedy Downsizing.
The movie is about the idea that if we were to shrink everyone down to be tiny, we’d be able to solve the problems of overpopulation and climate change. It stars Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon, Jason Sudeikis, Hong Chau, and Udo Kier.
Payne has won two Oscars so far in his career, for the Best Adapted Screenplays of The Descendants and Sideways, both of which he was also nominated for Best Directing. He serves as writer, director, and producer for Downsizing—set to be a potential Oscar-worthy update on Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
The film is set for release on December 22 with Paramount Pictures. Take a look at the trailer below.