Alexander Payne’s next movie is what in some contexts might be called a high concept project: Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig play a married couple in a world where technology exists to shrink people down, for purposes of economic prosperity and population control. It’s called, cleverly enough, Downsizing.
There’s a new trailer for Downsizing, with a Talking Heads song providing the soundtrack, and it appears to emphasize the story’s satirical elements. People who choose to undergo this process find themselves living a life of leisure, their money is exponentially multiplied and they can essentially live off their savings in luxury – some parallels between the scifi premise of the movie and the economic climate of reality are pretty obvious.
Check out the trailer for Downsizing below. The film itself comes out on December 22nd, and in the meantime you can stay tuned to its official Facebook page right here for more advance promotional stuff.