Charlize Theron is in talks to star with Tom Cruise in The Tourist, director Bharat Nalluri's remake of the 2005 French thriller Anthony Zimmer.

According to Variety, the Julian Fellowes-scripted drama centers on a female Interpol agent who uses an American tourist in an attempt to flush out an elusive criminal with whom she once had an affair.

The script is currently getting a polish by Christopher McQuarrie, who co-wrote the upcoming Cruise starrer Valkyrie for United Artists.

Production is expected to begin by March.