Aghdashloo joins Matt Damon in sci-fi thriller

Shohreh Aghdashloo is in talks to join the cast of Universal Pictures and MRC’s sci-fi thriller “The Adjustment Bureau.”

George Nolfi is directing the pic, which stars Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Anthony Mackie, from his own script.

Project is based on Philip K. Dick’s short story about a smooth-talking congressman whose political future is thrown in doubt after a mysterious ballerina comes into his life.

“Bureau” is being produced by Nolfi, as well as Chris Moore, Michael Hackett and Bill Carraro.

The Iranian-born Aghdashloo most recently appeared in Fallen Films’ drama “The Stoning of Soraya M.,” which Roadside Attractions is distribbing in the U.S., based on the true story of an Iranian woman unjustly convicted of adultery and killed. Her credits include the HBO miniseries “House of Saddam,” Fox’s “X-Men: The Last Stand” and DreamWorks’ “House of Sand and Fog.”

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