According to The Hollywood Reporter, Radha Mitchell and Paddy Considine are boarding PU-239, a black comedy crime drama that Scott Burns is writing and directing. George Clooney's and Steven Soderbergh's Section 8 will exec produce alongside Armyan Bernstein's and Charlie Lyons' Beacon Pictures for HBO Films. Picturehouse will release the movie.
The story follows a nuclear facility technician (Considine) who, after an accident, travels to Moscow with his wife (Mitchell) in search of work and finds his life intersecting with that of a Russian gangster. PU-239 is the atomic number for plutonium.