DESCRIPTION: (from HBO's press release) A gripping drama with a twist of dark humor, this film tells the story of a worker in 1995 post-Soviet Russia who labors in a deteriorating nuclear plant. Exposed to a deadly dose of radiation while trying to avert a plant disaster, he finds himself with just days to live. Desperate to provide for his wife and son, he steals a small amount of PU-239 (weapons grade plutonium) and heads to Moscow to attempt a quick sale. There, he gets caught up in the "new Russia" of hoods and hookers and turns to an inept, wannabe gangster to help him sell the dangerous goods on the black market - with potentially deadly consequences for the whole world. Paddy Considine, Radha Mitchell and Oscar Isaac star; Scott Z. Burns writes and directs; based on the short story by Ken Kalfus. Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, Ben Cosgrove, Jennifer Fox, Armyan Bernstein, Peter Berg and Zanne Devine executive produce. Charlie Lyons, Miranda de Pencier and Guy J. Louthan produce. Debuts this fall.