Universal is looking to work with Matt Damon on his next film project, after the success of the ‘Bourne’ series of films – a franchise which has another sequel in the works at the studio. The distributor is finalizing a deal for Damon to star in The Adjustment Bureau, which is described as a contemporary love story with sci-fi overtones that was written and will be directed by George Nolfi – who wrote scripts for Ocean’s Twelve and The Bourne Ultimatum – according to Variety.
Nolfi – who is also writing the next Jason Bourne adventure for Damon and director Paul Greengrass – will produce ‘Bureau’ with Chris Moore, Bill Carraro and Michael Hackett. Shooting is expected to start in September.
In The Adjustment Bureau, Damon will play David Norris, a charismatic congressman who seems destined for national political stardom. He meets a beautiful ballet dancer named Elise Sellas, but finds that strange and mysterious circumstances are keeping them apart. He peels away the layers to find out why. The film is set in New York City.
Damon will star in the new film after he completes playing a South African rugby team captain in The Human Factor, a drama being directed by Clint Eastwood (I thought Gran Torino was his swan song), with Morgan Freeman starring as legendary South African leader Nelson Mandela.