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'The Adjustment Bureau' Director George Nolfi Lines Up New Sci-Fi Project Penned By 'The Last Stand' Writer Andrew Knauer

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 18, 2013 4:42 PM
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After doing some writing work on films like “Ocean’s Twelve” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” George Nolfi finally made his directorial debut with 2011’s Matt Damon-starring sleeper hit “The Adjustment Bureau.” According to THR, that film’s studio, Universal, is looking to work with Nolfi again with another sci-fi film.

'The Adjustment Bureau' Director George Nolfi To Helm Darren Aronofsky Produced Facebook Thriller 'XOXO'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 28, 2012 9:19 AM
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Before making his directorial debut last year with sleeper hit “The Adjustment Bureau,” George Nolfi made his bread and butter as a screenwriter with his spec script “Honor Among Thieves” famously reworked into Steven Soderbergh’s Euro-themed heist sequel “Ocean’s Twelve” and he also did some fine tuning on “The Bourne Ultimatum.” Now Nolfi is set to lead the overhaul of “Black Swan” writer Mark Heyman’s Facebook thriller “XOXO.”

'The Adjustment Bureau' Helmer George Nolfi Will Be Up 'One Minute To Midnight'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2012 2:53 PM
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While "The Adjustment Bureau" became a surprise sleeper hit last spring, taking in over $120 million worldwide, George Nolfi has remained mostly under the radar since. He's got a couple projects brewing as a producing and/or screenwriting vehicles, and he was shortlisted to helm "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," but it looks like he's got another directorial gig lining up.

Who Should Direct 'Catching Fire'? 5 Directors We Think Could Do The Job

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 11, 2012 9:59 AM
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So, writer-director Gary Ross, having helped make "The Hunger Games" into a gigantic hit, has decided to move on to new pastures. As we reported last week, Ross will be focusing on a new project, and after a few days, Lionsgate officially confirmed he will not be helming "Catching Fire," with both the studio and the director issuing formal statements.

F. Gary Gray To Direct N.W.A. Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton,' Leaving George Nolfi & Russo Brothers For 'Captain America 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 4:02 PM
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...and then there were two. It was just over a week ago when it was announced that Marvel was looking at George Nolfi ("The Adjustment Bureau"), F. Gary Gray ("Friday," "The Italian Job") and Joe and Anthony Russo ("Welcome To Collinwood," "You, Me & Dupree") for "Captain America 2" (which has since landed a April 4, 2014 release date). Well, it looks like one name is out of the running.

The Russo Brothers, George Nolfi & F. Gary Gray Frontrunners To Direct 'Captain America 2'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 30, 2012 10:33 AM
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Guessing who Marvel are going to pick to direct their movies is increasingly becoming a fool's errand. We could see why Jon Favreau and Louis Leterrier were picked to helm "Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk." But since that opening salvo, they've mostly shied away from A-list names and those experienced with action, with names like Kenneth Branagh, Joss Whedon and Shane Black being picked out to helm "Thor," "The Avengers" and "Iron Man 3."

'Lost' Star Daniel Dae Kim Was Going To Be Comic Relief In 'The Adjustment Bureau'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2011 3:40 AM
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And 4 More Things We Learned From Director George NolfiOne of the sleeper surprises of the spring was George Nolfi's "The Adjustment Bureau." A unique concoction of sci-fi and romance, and based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, the film stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt as a politician and a ballerina who are caught up in a game of cat-and-mouse when they discover that the world they know is not quite what it seems and is controlled by a mysterious group who pull the strings behind the scenes. Determined to fight for their love rather than be pulled apart by the forces that control their destinies, the two go on the run to try and right a universe that has them programmed to never spend another moment together. A tough sell right? Well, as usual, Hollywood underestimated that adults are also looking for entertainment and the film pulled in over $120 million worldwide, earning solid reviews and good word-of-mouth along the way.

'Adjustment Bureau' Is Not 'The Matrix' Says Emily Blunt; Matt Damon Calls It Un-Philip K. Dick-Like

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 4, 2011 10:31 AM
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Damon Says He Was Happy To Not Train, Sit In Corner & "Eat Donuts"; Plus Other RevelationsGeorge Nolfi's "The Adjustment Bureau" hits today, a very loose adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story. In the film, Matt Damon plays a politician who learns that there are forces conspiring to keep him on a political path distinctly severing his relationship with a beautiful dancer played by Emily Blunt; forces that aren't to be reckoned with and can erase his life entirely if he doesn't play ball.

Review: 'The Adjustment Bureau' Is A Heady Sci-fi Romance

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 3, 2011 3:19 AM
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An air of mystery has permeated writer-director George Nolfi's "The Adjustment Bureau," the new science fiction political thriller love story starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt (and based on a typically paranoid 1954 short story by visionary crackpot Philip K. Dick). This is partially due to the elliptical nature of the movie's marketing, which seemed to emphasize the retro-cool costumes more than the story itself, and because, since its completion in 2009, it has both scheduled and missed a handful of release dates.

Exclusive: George Nolfi Talks 'Adjustment Bureau,' 'Bourne 4' & Doing Sci-Fi On A Small Budget

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 1, 2011 4:54 AM
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Writer/Director On Working With Matt Damon, The Aborted 'Bourne 4' Script He Wrote & MoreWriter-director George Nolfi has seen quite a bit of the Hollywood machine up close. He's been responsible for scripts for films like "Timeline" and "The Sentinel." His spec script "Honor Amongst Thieves" was made near-unrecognizable as it was rewritten into "Ocean's Twelve." And recently, he showed up as an on-set writer for the tumultuous "The Bourne Ultimatum" shoot, working on crafting a storyline for a megabudgeted action film that didn't yet have one.

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