Now here’s an interesting project with some talented actors. Jesse Eisenberg, Emile Hirsch and Diane Kruger are attached to star in 1940s set drama “Midnight Sun“.
It’s 1943 and two young postgraduates (Eisenberg and Hirsch) are “recruited by the US Government to work on a top-secret project in New Mexico. Along with one of the students’ new wife (Kruger), they drop their jazz-filled lives in New York and move to a secret community of scientists in the desert.”
Screen Daily report from Berlinale that Chris Eigeman has scripted the film and will also sit in the director’s chair. Production will begin this summer.
German actress Kruger first got our attention in Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-nominated “Inglorious Basterds” and has since gone on to join high-profile adaptation “The Host”, which is due out late March 2013, indie romcom “5-7” with fellow rising actor Anton Yelchin, and young Lincoln biopic “The Green Blade Rises” with Brit Marling.
After a few years away from the big screen Hirsch recently won raves at Sundance Film Festival for “Prince Avalanche“, a David Gordon Green pic with Paul Rudd, and joined Peter Berg’s “Lone Survivor”, a chronicle of SEAL team members in Afghanistan.
Eisenberg, who broke out in “The Social Network” garnering an Oscar nominee for his performance, has been picking his roles carefully since but will next be seen in “Now You See Me”, a futuristic magic thriller.