Doug Liman is planning to direct a feature film adaptation of Olen Steinhauer’s The Tourist, Deadline reports. The book is the first in a three-part trilogy and is officially described as follows:
Milo Weaver used to be a tourist for the CIAan undercover agent with no home, no identitybut hes since retired from the field to become a middle-level manager at the CIAs New York headquarters. Hes acquired a wife, a daughter, and a brownstone in Brooklyn, and hes tried to leave his old life of secrets and lies behind.
But when the arrest of a long-sought-after assassin sets off an investigation into one of Milos oldest colleagues and exposes new layers of intrigue in his old cases, he has no choice but to go back undercover and find out whos holding the strings once and for all.
Liman, best known for films like Go, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and The Bourne Identity, is also attached to the Warner Bros. Tom Cruise project All You Need is Kill.