Television is going to the movies with Matt Damon — how sweet is that? According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Lost actor Daniel Dae Kim and Mad Men‘s John Slattery will join Damon in the George Nolfi-helmed sci-fi romance The Adjustment Bureau.
Slattery will play a high-ranking bureau executive, and Kim will take on the role of a mysterious staffer at the Bureau of Adjustments. Slattery playing a government executive should be like second nature for the actor. In the television show Sex in the City, he took on the twisted role of a politician with a urine fetish; apparently he wanted Carrie Bradshaw to pee on him after sex, yuck! He also played Clint Eastwood‘s government promoter in Flags of our Fathers and a CIA official in Charlie Wilson’s War. As for Kim, this will be a great transition into film, since he has television all over his resume.
The story of the film revolves around a rising congressman (Damon) and a beautiful ballet dancer (Emily Blunt), who find their love interrupted when a strange organization tries to keep them apart (Mr. and Mrs. Smith memories anyone?) The Adjustment Bureau starts shooting this fall and is scheduled for a 2010 release.
What do you think of the casting so far?