The Hollywood Reporter says that Universal Pictures has signed on to produce The Adjustment Bureau, which has Matt Damon attached to the lead role.
The Bourne Ultimatum writer George Nolfi has written the script for The Adjustment Bureau and will also make his directorial debut with the film.
The sci-fi action movie stars Damon as a politician who falls for a ballerina, only to find that mysterious forces are keeping the two apart. The Adjustment Bureau is loosely based on a Philip K. Dick short story.
Aside from The Bourne Ultimatum, Damon and Nolfi have worked together before on Ocean’s Twelve, as actor and writer, respectively. He previously wrote the scripts for Timeline as well as 2006’s The Sentinel, which starred Michael Douglas.
Nolfi is also reportedly working on a script for the fourth Bourne installment as well as a film adapation/reboot of the hit ’70s TV show Hawaii Five-0.
Damon is currently working on Clint Eastwood’s Nelson Mandela biopic The Human Factor, which stars Morgan Freeman as Mandela. He recently finished Steven Soderbergh’s The Informant, which comes out this September, Paul Greengrass’ Green Zone and Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret.
Filming for The Adjustment Bureau starts in September 2009.
By Tessa Petrocco (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)