January 19, 2011

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A new featurette for Matt Damon’s upcoming romance/thriller The Adjustment Bureau has landed online.  Written and directed by George Nolfi (writer of The Bourne Ultimatum), the film is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick entitled Adjustment Team and centers on the apparently forbidden relationship between politician David Norris (Damon) and Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt).  As the story goes, the two are kept apart by a mysterious team of adjusters who claim it’s in everyone’s best interest if they go their separate ways (perhaps they’re afraid their potential children could be too attractive?).

To check out the featurette, which runs about three and a half minutes, hit the jump.  The Adjustment Bureau opens on March 4th.  In addition to Damon and Blunt, the film also stars Oscar-nominee Terence Stamp (for 1962’s Billy Budd), John Slattery (Mad Men), and Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker).

Here’s the featurette [from Moviefone]:

Here’s the synopsis for The Adjustment Bureau:

Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us?  Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else.  To get it, he must pursue the only woman he’s ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York.

On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)—a woman like none he’s ever known.  But just as he realizes he’s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart.

David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself—the men of The Adjustment Bureau—who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together.  In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path…or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.

The Adjustment Bureau is written for the screen and directed by George Nolfi (writer of Ocean’s Twelve, co-writer of The Bourne Ultimatum).  It is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick (“Total Recall,” “Minority Report” and “Blade Runner”).


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