Writer/director circles true-life drama.

‘Shotgun Stories’ and ‘Take Shelter’ helmer Jeff Nichols is reportedly in talks to direct the true-life drama ‘The Boy Who Played With Fusion,’ says Deadline.

Based on Tom Clynes’ article in the March 2012 issue of Popular Science, the film tells the true story of Taylor Wilson, a 14-year-old from Arkansas who became the youngest ever to achieve nuclear fusion. You can read the article here.

lThe project is being developed by 20th Century Fox along with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping of Chernin Entertainment.