Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
First Official Image Of Jared Leto's Joker Revealed
He's having a laugh
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 February 2015
New Writer For Tomb Raider Reboot
Evan Daugherty gets the gig
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
American Pastoral
31 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Unbroken (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Giver (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Maleficent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Last Days On Mars (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Liev Schreiber Ready To Taste Salt
Starring in the Angelina Jolie thriller

19 February 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

submit to reddit

Spellcheck nemesis Live Scrubber – sorry, Liev Schreiber – is in talks to star in Salt, the Angelina Jolie spy thriller that will be directed by Phillip Noyce.

Jolie will take the title role of Evelyn Salt – once Edwin Salt, a role that had been earmarked for Tom Cruise – a CIA agent who is framed as a Russian spy. With the clock ticking down to a Presidential assassination, Salt must clear her name, find the real traitor (clue: it’ll be whoever’s fourth or fifth-billed; if Paul Giamatti is cast, we’re suspending betting), and reunite with her family.

Schreiber, soon to be giving it his best snarl as Sabretooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, will play Salt’s boss on the Russian desk at the CIA. Of course, he might turn out to be the traitor, but it’s more likely that he’ll be a badass, helping Salt in her quest to clear her name. Seeing Schreiber associated with the CIA brings back warm memories of his role as John Clark in The Sum Of All Fears, when he was – as he often is – one of the best things about that movie.

Schreiber is the first big name to join the movie, apart from La Jolie, of course. It’ll be interesting to see who else signs on before filming starts next month in New York. We repeat: if you see Giamatti’s name, the bad guy jig is up.
 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Kutcher & Heigl To Star In Five Killers
Thriller directed by Robert Luketic
The Little Fockers Is A Go
Stiller, De Niro & Wilson return

Your Comments

Enough with the spellcheck joke!
Can ye write even one Schreiber related article without making that tired old joke? Please? More

Posted by shanewire at 13:38 on 19 February 2009 | Report This Post

Liev Baby!
I've worked with Mr. Schreiber and he is hands down one of the best Chrisopher Walken impersonators you will ever hear. Empire I implore you ti get him to do it for a video interview. That said he is also a lovely guy and a great, if slightly underused, actor. More

Posted by SorryIndy at 09:16 on 19 February 2009 | Report This Post

Liev Baby!
I've worked with Mr. Schreiber and he is hands down one of the best Chrisopher Walken impersonators you will ever hear. Empire I implore you ti get him to do it for a video interview. That said he is also a lovely guy and a great, if slightly underused, actor. More

Posted by SorryIndy at 08:55 on 19 February 2009 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
40 Of The Unlikeliest Movie Character Posters
Would you put these one-sheets on your wall?

Who Is The Vision, Anyway?
An introduction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron's newest addition

Jenny Agutter: Role by Role
From Tin to Captain America to The Railway Children

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for iced tea

Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The showrunner on The Beatles and that lawnmower

Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
Our verdict on what could be the biggest film of the year...

The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)