Fox Searchlight will bring Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" to theaters a month earlier than expected -- on November 23.

It'll be a limited release.

The movie, originally slated for a December 16 debut, stars George Clooney, Judy Greer, Beau Bridges, Matthew Lillard and Robert Forster.

The film revolves around an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past when his wife suffers a boating accident off Waikiki.

Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash wrote the movie. Payne, Jim Taylor and Jim Burke produced.