Phillip Noyce is in talks to direct Tom Cruise in spy thriller ”Edwin A. Salt,” reports Variety.
”Edwin A. Salt” casts Cruise as a CIA officer who’s accused by a defector of being a Russian sleeper spy. He must avoid capture long enough to clear his name.
Cruise has long been attached to the Kurt Wimmer script, which has seen two directors, Terry George and Peter Berg, depart the project in recent months.
Producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Sunil Perkash will oversee the film for Columbia Pictures.