Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger, and Emile Hirsch have signed on to star in 1940s drama Midnight Sun. Written and directed by Chris Eigeman (Turn the River; he also starred in Whit Stillman‘s Metropolitan and The Last Days of Disco), the film “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.” As everyone knows, desert scientists hate jazz.
According to Screen Daily, shooting is set to begin this summer. Hit the jump for a refresher on the stars’ other projects.
Kruger will be seen in theaters this March in the adaptation of Stephanie Meyer‘s sci-fi thriller, The Host. She’s also co-starring opposite Anton Yelchin in the romance movie 5 to 7, and she’s set to lead the Abraham Lincoln film The Green Blade Rises, which is being produced by Terrence Malick.