California (BT): The film, from the director of Sideways, The Descendants and Nebraska, is a social satire about a man who realises he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself. According to Deadline, Matt has signed up to play the lead role in the indie movie, taking himself out of the running from China-set action epic The Great Wall, to be directed by Zhang Yimou. Downsizing was written by Alexander andh Jim Taylor, who worked with him on the Oscar-winning script for Sideways as well as the screenplay for About Schmidt.