Matt Damon is in negotiations to join the George Clooney-directed period drama "The Monuments Men" at Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox.
Clooney and Grant Heslov penned the script which is set in the final days of the Second World War. The story follows a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renown works of art that were stolen by Nazis before they are destroyed.
Damon would join a cast that includes Clooney himself along with Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Bob Balaban.
Much of the crew behind this year's "Argo" will be involved in the project, and shooting will kick off in January in Europe.