Downsizing is an upcoming science fiction comedy-drama directed by Alexander Payne, imagining, as a solution to over-population and its toll on the Earth’s limited resources, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall – and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small.
People soon realise their existing money will make them all millionaires in a miniaturised world, and with the promise of a better life, character Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed existence in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new “downsized” community.
It’s a choice that triggers life-changing adventures for Paul and Audrey. Think of it as ‘Honey I shrunk the Kids’ with 1 per-center economic satire and a touch of Fantastic Voyage added in!
The movie stars Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, Hong Chau, Udo Kier, Laura Dern, Bruce Willis, Maribeth Monroe and Jason Sudeikis.