Naomi Watts has signed on to star opposite Clive Owen in The International, the action-thriller that Tom Tykwer is directing for Columbia Pictures, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The plot centers on an obsessive Interpol agent (Owen) who spearheads an investigation into one of the world’s most high-profile and powerful banking institutions in an attempt to expose them for worldwide arms brokering, corruption and murder. Watts will play a Manhattan assistant district attorney who partners with the agent to take down the bank.
Eric Singer wrote the screenplay. Filming will take place in Berlin.
Mosaic Media Group’s Charles Roven and Richard Suckle as well as Lloyd Phillips are producing.