Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck is in talks to direct Warner Bros. drama The 28th Amendment, which has emerged as a strong contender to be one of Tom Cruise’s next star vehicles, says Variety.
The German helmer hasn’t directed a film since his 2006 pic The Lives of Others won the foreign-language film Oscar.
The filmmaker is in talks with the studio to make the movie with Cruise. Star Trek screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the duo that originated the project as a spec in 1999, are rewriting the script.
The drama revolves around a U.S. president who discovers the existence of a secret cabal that runs the government and wants him dead.
Basil Iwanyk and Richard Donner are producers.