Philip Noyce to Direct "Salt"
Philip Noyce is close to agreeing to direct Tom Cruise in Edwin A. Salt. Peter Berg was the last director mentioned for the project, but now spy master Noyce could be the man.
Philip Noyce directing a spy thriller, nice. Having directed a few of the Jack Ryan films it should be something special.
Tom Cruise and Philip Noyce were going to be teaming up for The 28th Amendment. Cruise will be playing the US President, who finds out that the country is actually controlled by a secret organisation. But it looks like they might be putting Edwin A. Salt first in line.
Variety say that although neither of them are firmly committed, Cruise has stuck with the project for a while. The film has a CIA agent being accused of being a Russian sleeper spy, he has to evade capture long enough to clear his name. Noyce is no stranger to spy films, having directed Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. Sounds like a partnership that might work, what do you think?