Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger, and Emile Hirsch have joined a really interesting 1940s drama, called Midnight Sun, that revolves around the atomic nomb.
The story is set in 1943, and it "follows two young post graduates recruited by the US Government to work on a top-secret project in New Mexico. Along with one of the students’ new wife, they drop their jazz-filled lives in New York and move to a secret community of scientists in the desert."
I'm really curious to see how this movie turns out. I've always been fascinated with the the development of the atomic bomb, so this sounds like a great project to me. The movie was written by actor-director Chris Eigeman, who will also direct the film. They've also brought in Richard Rhodes, winner of the Pulitzer prize for the book The Making of the Atomic Bomb, to be an advisor on the project.
The film is scheduled to start shooting in summer 2013.
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