Star Wars: Attack of the clooneys?

This trailer has been around for a while now, unfortunately due to a lack of time and my impressive laziness i haven't had time to post this blog. But better late than never.

Based on the book by Guardian columnist Jon Ronson The Men Who Stare at Goats explores the bizarre and highly secretive world of military psychic training. Mind reading, passing through solid walls and erm . . . killing goats - you'd be crazy not to think this was the stuff of fiction, but it's actually based on real events. Google it.

Ewan McGregor plays Bob Wilton, a journalist following up this unusual lead hoping for his next big story. He soon stumbles upon Lyn Cassady (George Clooney) ex psychic soldier and member of this secret team who claims to have been 're-activated' after 9/11.

Together they set off to track down Bill Django (Jeff Bridges), the missing founder of the mind control team who's job it is to end all war. Their trail leads them to the military training ground which has now been taken over by disillusioned clairvoyant Larry Hooper (Kevin Spacey).

You wouldn't classify Clooney as a comedian as such, but there's no denying he has a certain knack for the job. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Welcome to Collinwood and most recently Burn After Reading all harness his unique comedic wit. The Men Who Stare At Goats looks to be no exception, proving that Clooney can be winning awards one minute and killing farmyard animals for laughs the next.

Check out the trailer after the jump.

The Men Who Stare at Goats is released on the 4th December 2009.

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