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See a Tiny Matt Damon in the New Trailer for Downsizing

The latest film from director Alexander Payne features a very shrunken Matt Damon.
Matt Damon Downsizing

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How do we solve the problem of the planet’s overpopulation? Well, according to Alexander Payne, director of Election and Sideways, the solution is both simple and complicated: Just shrink all the humans down to a fraction of their size. That’s the premise of his new film, winkingly called Downsizing, which follows the adventures of a man who decides to go through with the process. The film stars Matt Damon, and it seems like life in his newest scifi venture might go a lot better for him than it did in The Martian.

In his new shrunken down world, money is worth more, vodka lasts for weeks, and there’s a Cheesecake Factory around ever corner (also, his anatomy seems to have shrunk down proportionally). But given that this is a science fiction story, things are probably not going to stay so peachy long-term. Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Christoph Waltz, and Hong Chau co-star in the movie, which comes out December 22. Watch the full trailer below.


Lisa Weidenfeld Digital Senior Editor at Boston Magazine lweidenfeld@bostonmagazine.com


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