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.