Variety reports that Phillip Noyce will direct the film, which casts Jolie as Evelyn Salt, "a CIA officer who is fingered as a Russian sleeper spy." Schreiber, who is currently in talks, would portray her friend and ally at the CIA. "Salt," which begins filming in New York next month, is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Sunil Perkash, Ric Kidney and Mark Vahradian.
Liev Schreiber earned a 2005 Tony Award for Glengarry Glenn Ross. He has appeared on Broadway in Talk Radio (Tony nomination), Betrayal and In the Summer House. He has also appeared in the Public Theater presentations of Macbeth, Henry V, Othello, Hamlet, Cymbeline and The Tempest. His screen roles include "Defiance," "Lackawanna Blues," "The Manchurian Candidate," "Hamlet," "Big Night" and the "Scream" films. He will be seen in the forthcoming Ang Lee film "Taking Woodstock" as well as "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."