30/10/2012 10:57 GMT

George Clooney, Daniel Craig And Hugh Bonneville To Star Alongside Each Other In 'The Monuments Men'?

George Clooney has reportedly snapped up James Bond star Daniel Craig and Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville to appear in his new Second World War film.

Clooney will direct and co-produce 'The Monuments Men', as well as starring alongside the British stars and a number of major Hollywood names.

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Daniel Craig

Film website Deadline reports the period drama cast will also include 'The Artist's' Oscar winner Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett and Bob Balaban.

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Hugh Bonneville

The film charts the final chapter of Germany's rule in Europe, and the destruction of the country's culture as Hitler and the Nazis tried to cover up the truth about their tyrannous regime. It is due to start production in March.

The plot will follow a crew of art historians and museum curators who unite to recover renowned works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them.