Cronenberg to maybe direct Matarese Circle

Whaaa? Not that I doubt Cronenberg’s ability to do a mass-market spy thriller, but wouldn’t this be more of a job for John McTiernan, or Doug Liman, or maybe Paul Greengrass?
Cronenberg eyes political thriller The Matarese Circle

Canadian director David Cronenberg is in talks to make a big-budget political thriller for MGM studios.
The Matarese Circle, based on a 1979 book by Robert Ludlum, follows the fortunes of an American agent and a Soviet agent who work together to thwart a circle of criminals called the Matarese who have infiltrated the U.S. government.

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