We reported way back in February that Universal Pictures had won the bidding war for a hot script and now they could have a star attached as well. Vulture is reporting that Denzel Washington is in talks to star in Safe House.

Washington would portray a new prisoner who is taken to a safe house and is forced to flee with a young special agent when the safe house is suddenly attacked. David Guggenheim wrote the spec script, which sparked a bidding war that was eventually won by Universal.

It doesn't appear that a director is attached to the project as of yet, but we'll be sure to keep you posted with any further news regarding Safe House as soon as we have more information.