George Nolfi Is Attached to ‘One Minute to Midnight’ Movie

Posted by at 5:32 pm on August 6, 2012

The property first announced for development some time ago, Fox 2000 is moving forward with a feature adaptation of Michael Dobbs’ nonfiction book One Minute to Midnight. The Hollywood Reporter now brings word that George Nolfi is attached to rewrite and direct.

Originally scripted by Robert S. Edwards, the film tells the story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, described by Random House as follows:

In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear conflict over the placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba. In this hour-by-hour chronicle of those tense days, veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs reveals just how close we came to Armageddon.

Here, for the first time, are gripping accounts of Khrushchev’s plan to destroy the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo; the handling of Soviet nuclear warheads on Cuba; and the extraordinary story of a U-2 spy plane that got lost over Russia at the peak of the crisis.

Nolfi recently wrote and directed The Adjustment Bureau and was responsible for the screenplay to The Bourne Ultimatum.

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