Submitting an A-list talent into the project's cast lineup, Columbia Pictures has got Naomi Watts onboard to take on the female lead in "The International" opposite Clive Owen, The Hollywood Reporter has informed.
Pic's story concerns an obsessive Interpol agent, played by Owen, who investigates corruption at one of the world's most high-profile and powerful banking institutions. Watts is learned to portray a Manhattan assistant district attorney who partners with the agent to take down the bank.
Shooting is scheduled to take place in Berlin, Germany this fall with Tom Tykwer helming based on the screenplay penned by Eric Singer, who marks his screen-writing debut here. Set to produce are Mosaic Media Group's Charles Roven and Richard Suckle as well as Lloyd Phillips while Shannon Gaulding and Matthew Tolmach are both serving as production executives.