David Cronenberg is in negotiations to direct political thriller The Matarese Circle for MGM, reports Variety.
Denzel Washington is attached to star in the film, which is based on a Robert Ludlum novel.
Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, the book revolves around two men one American, one Soviet who must cooperate in order to foil a sinister plot to topple the world’s governments.
Writing partners Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (3:10 to Yuma) wrote the adaptation.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing alongside Nick Wechsler and Jeffrey Weiner.
MGM is eyeing a spring start date.