March 6th, 2009

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Adjustment Bureau greenlit, training photos

  • As expected, Universal has secured the rights to The Adjustment Bureau, which was pitched to studios last week. The film will commence filming in New York in September, with Chris Moore attached as a producer. More details are at the Hollywood Reporter article.

    Universal is finalizing a deal with Media Rights Capital for "The Adjustment Bureau," a contemporary love story with sci-fi overtones that was written and will be directed by George Nolfi. The material is loosely based on a Philip K. Dick story.

    Nolfi will produce with Chris Moore, Michael Hackett and Bill Carraro. Production begins in September.

    In "The Adjustment Bureau," Damon will play a charismatic congressman who seems destined for national political stardom. He meets a beautiful ballet dancer, only to find strange circumstances keeping their sparks from catching fire.

    Universal changed the terms from what MRC initially sought in several areas. MRC originally called for Nolfi to get final cut, which is rare for a first-time director. In the deal, U execs will have creative input in the film, though Nolfi has some editorial protections that he'll be able to make the film laid out in his 129-page script.

  • More photos of Matt at the Musina refugee camp are at Yahoo. The South African government has announced it will close the camp by Friday. Matt spoke to the BBC Newshour program about his visit - with the audio available here. A photo of Matt at a Cape York studio for the interview is at this Facebook page or here.

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  • Photos of Matt training with a Cape Town rugby club are at the Telegraph and the Boston Herald.

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  • A new composer has been announced for Margaret. It's a positive sign that the movie may be released this year.