Jesse Eisenberg, Emile Hirsch & Diane Kruger to Star in MIDNIGHT SUN February 13, 2013 1940s drama secures its three leads. Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Kruger and Emile Hirsch have all been cast in ‘Midnight Sun,’ a 1940s atomic bomb drama that will be helmed by actor/director Chris Eigeman (‘Turn the River’). Per Screen Daily, the film is set in 1943, and follows “two young post graduates recruited by the US Government to work on a top-secret project in New Mexico. Along with one of the students’ new wife, they drop their jazz-filled lives in New York and move to a secret community of scientists in the desert.” ‘Midnight Sun’ is expected to begin shooting this summer with Andrew Herwitz and Julianne Hausler producing. Richard Rhodes, who won the Pulitzer for his book ‘The Making of the Atomic Bomb,’ is consulting on the project.