Here’s the official trailer for Alexander Payne’s Downsizing. The comedy-drama is Payne’s most expensive movie yet (around $70 million) and it’ll be interesting to see if it manages to score big with audiences. His flicks usually do well with critics and score solid dough, so it should be ok. Maybe.
Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, 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.
Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis and Kristen Wiig star.