Watch Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig Shrink in ‘Downsizing’ Trailer

Chris Tilly

If you’ve ever longed for a grown-up version of Honey I Shrunk the Kids, you’re in luck, as the first trailer has dropped for a movie in which Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig do just that.

Co-written and directed by Alexander Payne – whose previous credits include Election, Sideways and The Descendents – and co-starring Christoph Waltz and Jason Sudeikis, Downsizing is a high-concept comedy with the following synopsis…

Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to 5 inches (13 cm) 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.

The movie recently opened the Venice Film Festival last week, and early word has been good, with The Guardian calling it “a gorgeous, giddy parable of a modern-day Lilliput” and Variety referring to it as “a ticklish and resonant crowd-pleaser for grown-ups.”

Downsizing hits U.S. screens on December 22, but FANDOM will be seeing the film before then at Fantastic Fest, so look out for our review coming very soon.
Chris Tilly
FANDOM Managing Editor in the UK. At this point my life is a combination of 1980s horror movies, Crystal Palace football matches, and episodes of I'm Alan Partridge. The first series. When he was in the travel tavern. Not the one after.
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