Forest Whitaker has joined the cast of the political thriller, Vantage Point for Columbia Pictures.

Matthew Fox, William Hurt, and Dennis Quaid have already been cast; Quaid is playing the president. The Hollywood Reporter says the story chronicles an attempt to assassinate the U.S. president in Madrid and is told from five points of view, unfolding in 15-minute increments. Whitaker will play an American tourist who captures video footage of the would-be assassin.

Pete Travis is directing Vantage Point with Barry Levy writing the script. Production will begin soon as Matthew Fox wraps on We Are Marshall; a 2007 release is set for Vantage Point, We Are Marshall will be released October 27th, 2006