I was relatively excited when the trailer for The Adjustment Bureau dropped last May. I was relatively disappointed when the release date was pushed back to March. Today I am bitterly disappointed by the first poster for the movie which is just awful photoshop.
The plot is (very) loosely based on the Philip K Dick short story The Adjustment Team, and sees Matt Damon play US political hopeful David Norris. His career trajectory veers off-course when he meets and falls for ballet dance Elise Sellas, casing sinister agents from an agency known as the Adjustment Bureau to intervene in his life.
Emily Blunt plays Elise, with John Slattery and Terrence Stamp playing agents of the bureau. Director George Nolfi has worked with Damon before, as co-writer on the excellent The Bourne Ultimatum.
The Adjustment Bureau is out in Ireland March 4th.
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”).