Fox 2000 Acquires One Minute to Midnight


Fox 2000 has acquired screen rights to “One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War,” reports Variety.

Written by Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs, the book was published by Knopf and just hit the New York Times bestseller list.

There already have been several films about the Cuban Missile Crisis, but Davis and Fox 2000 will focus on a nearly forgotten incident during the tense standoff between Americans and Russians.

At the height of those tensions, a U-2 pilot took off from Alaska, lost his bearings and ventured inside the Soviet Union, just as each side was looking for provocation to start a nuclear war.