Miramax Picks Up Bob Oppenheimer

Miramax will produce and distribute the period romantic drama “Muchas Gracias, Bob Oppenheimer” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on an American serviceman in the 1960s who is sent on an appeasement mission to a fishing town in Spain after a U.S. military plane crash results in the accidental detonation of four hydrogen bombs; in addition to his role with the locals, the serviceman also embarks on a relationship.

The project draws from the true story of Palomares, Spain, where in 1966 an American B-52 bomber crashed and released more than 1,000 tons of nuclear material.

Bob Dolan Smith (“Grace Under Fire”) penned the script which Daniel Taplitz (“Man on a Train”) will re-write. Mark Gordon will produce.