George Clooney To Direct WWII Drama
Posted on Mon Jan 9, 2012 10:18 AM PDT

clooneydirectwwii200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - George Clooney has revealed plans to direct a film adaptation of the book The Monuments Men.

The book tells the non-fictional story of art experts who searched for the Nazis’ collection of stolen artwork in the years following World War II.

"We're working on the screenplay right now," the Oscar-winning actor told E! Online. "I'm really interested in telling the story of how these very unlikely heroes went miles deep into a mine and found all the art and returned it."

Clooney picked up The Chairman's Award on Saturday night at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.