Denzel Washington is in talks to star in the spy-thriller Safe House. Vulture reports that after the recent death of Washington’s long-time agent Ed Limato, the WME agency has put together the project in order to cement their relationship with the two-time Oscar-winner. David Guggenheim’s script ignited a bidding war last winner and Universal emerged victorious. Here’s how Vulture breaks down the plot:
Set in South America, Safe House follows a young U.S. intelligence agent who must go on the run with a newly arrived prisoner (Denzel’s potential role) after his titular safe house comes under attack — think of a mix between Collateral and Three Days of the Condor.
Washington will next be seen this November alongside Chris Pine in Tony Scott’s runaway train flick Unstoppable.