Jesse Eisenberg, Emile Hirsch and Diane Kruger are teaming up for Midnight Sun, according to Screen Daily, and it seems they’re going to help create the atomic bomb! Actor turned filmmaker Chris Eigeman is set to write and direct, with the movie currently looking for backers at the European Film Market.
The reports says the film is ‘Set in 1943, the drama 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.’
It’s not a huge leap from their to assume they’re working on The Manhattan Project, the programme that resulted in the atom bomb and the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Richard Rhodes, winner of the Pulitzer prize for book The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is an advisor on the project, so hopefully it’ll stick fairly close to the truth of the project. The current plan is to shoot the movie this summer.