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'Adjustment Bureau' Director Takes 'One Minute to Midnight' Next

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August 6, 2012
Source: THR

George Nolfi / One Minute to Midnight

Back in 2000, a film called Thirteen Days chronicled the 1960's Cuban Missile Crisis from the Kennedy administration's perspective, and despite the presence of both Kevin Costner and Bruce Greenwood, it remains one of the few movies I've seen in which I've actually fallen asleep. Now THR reports that The Adjustment Bureau director George Nolfi is set to rewrite and direct another take on the Cuban Missile Crisis called One Minute to Midnight, based on Michael Dobbs' book. However, this film follows three intersecting stories, all with ties to this tense time for the United States and several other nations. Read on!

In the film we'll see Khrushchev's plan to eliminate the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay; the handling of Soviet nuclear warheads on Cuba; and the harrowing tale of a U-2 spy plane that got lost over Russia at the most dangerous time imaginable. Here's hoping Nolfi can whip something together that has a bit more crackle to it than Thirteen Days. Since I found The Adjustment Bureau to be a confident directorial debut from Nolfi, even if all of the film's fedora rules and labyrinthine door mazes occasionally got a bit silly. He might be better known for his work on the page, crafting the screenplays for The Bourne Ultimatum and Ocean's Twelve, and that gives us hope that his perennial star Matt Damon into the mix for One Minute to Midnight. After all, it wouldn't be too far-fetched to have Damon, a Boston golden boy, play a Kennedy.

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