According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Good German has captured the attention of George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. Clooney is in talks about the project, and Blanchett has entered into negotiations to topline the romantic thriller, which Steven Soderbergh is directing for Warner Bros. Pictures. Soderbergh and Clooney are producing through their Section Eight Prods.

German follows an American journalist who is sent to cover the Allied summit meeting that will carve out control of post-World War II Germany. However, the reporter is secretly there to search for a lost love, and when the body of an American soldier washes up in the Russian zone, he is plunged into a murder mystery.