Phillip Noyce tackling Above Suspicion

Phillip Noyce has agreed to direct the true crime thriller Above Suspicion for Bold Films.

While most of the recent focus on Noyce’s career has been on Edwin A Salt – the spy drama originally set to star Tom Cruise, now taken over by Angelina Jolie - the director has sneakily added another film to his schedule, according to Variety .

Chris Gerolmo is busy writing an adaptation of New York Times reporter Joe Sharkey’s book.

“Psychological twists and turns”

The story follows FBI agent Mark Putnam, who is convicted of murder following an affair with an informer that threatened both his career and his marriage.

"While providing the opportunity for compelling and richly drawn characters, the psychological twists and turns of Above Suspicion have the power to keep an audience on the edge of their seats," blabs Noyce in a statement.

He’ll likely get to work on the movie late next year once he’s finished up Salt.