WHO’S IN IT?

Matt Damon (The Bourne Ultimatum), Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), Hong Chau (Inherent Vice), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses), Maribeth Monroe (Keeping Up with the Joneses), Udo Kier (Dancer in the Dark), Rolf Lassgård (A Man Called Ove), Ingjerd Egeberg (Hold My Heart), Søren Pilmark (Flickering Lights), Margo Martindale (August: Osage County), James Van Der Beek (Varsity Blues), Niecy Nash (Selma), Donna Lynne Champlin (Birdman), Don Lake (Police Academy), Neil Patrick Harris (Gone Girl), Laura Dern (Certain Women), Brigette Lundy-Paine (The Glass Castle), Joaquim de Almeida (Our Brand Is Crisis)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Alexander Payne (Sideways), director, writer, producer; Jim Taylor (Election), writer, producer; Jim Burke (The Descendants), Megan Ellison (Her) and Mark Johnson (The Notebook), producers; Rolfe Kent (Up In The Air), composer; Phedon Papamichael (Nebraska), cinematographer; Kevin Tent (About Schmidt), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In the near future, a revolutionary new procedure has been unveiled that can potentially solve the growing environmental and overcrowding crises: by shrinking down humans to just an inch or two tall, and having them live in small (to normal-sized humans, anyway) cities and landscapes. This attracts the attention of couple Mark (Damon) and Audrey (Wiig), who decide to abandon their old lives and start anew in this miniaturised utopia; however, it’s not until the irreversible procedure is completed that things take an unexpected turn…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The latest film by Alexander Payne is certainly his most ambitious idea yet, and if he stick the landing it could well be another classic to add to his impressive filmography.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

WEDNESDAY 24TH JANUARY 2018