Oscar Isaac has signed on for Hossein Amini's The Two Faces of January, Variety reports. He'll join Viggo Mortensen in Amini's directorial debut.
Based on the 1988 novel by Patricia Highsmith (the late author of "The Talented Mr. Ripley"), January is officially described as follows:
Three of them are waiting. Rydal Keener is waiting for something exciting to happen in his grubby little Athens hotel. At forty-odd, Chester MacFarland has been waiting much longer, expecting his life of stock manipu≠lation and fraud to catch up with him. And Colette, Chesterís wife, is waiting for something altogether different.
Isaac, who recently starred in Sucker Punch and who is set to lead the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis, also appeared in Drive, scripted by Amini.