Matt Damon & Kristen Wiig Think Small In First Look At 'Downsizing'

In the works for years, Alexander Payne's Downsizing has long been the director's most ambitious film on paper. For the most his movies tend to be very small and personal, but this is his first that requires a wide array of visual effects, in order to capture a world in which people have gained the ability to shrink down to size, Ant-Man style.

We're getting the first look at Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig in the film, playing a couple who decide to undergo the shrinking process, which causes its own share of problems. Here's how Payne describes it to EW...

” ‘Downsizing’ imagines what might happen if overpopulation and climate change [prompt] Norwegian scientists to discover how to shrink people down to five inches tall and propose, very earnestly, the population’s two-to-three-hundred-year transition from big to small."

The film also stars Neil Patrick Harris, Alec Baldwin, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, and many more. With a December 22nd release date expect Downsizing to be a major factor this awards season.