According to Variety Tom Cruise is in talks to star in The Matarese Circle alongside Denzel Washington.
Cruise will go mano a mano with Washington as two bitter enemy spies who, after spending two decades trying to kill one another, find themselves in the crosshairs of the Matarese, a powerful group at the root of a conspiracy.
The trade says that the script by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (Wanted) contemporizes Ludlum’s original Cold War premise.
This sounds somewhat interesting. Cruise is good at playing spies, and people will probably take him more seriously than they did with Valkyrie. MGM is looking to release the film sometime in 2010 and it will be directed by David Cronenberg.