Jeremy Piven has signed on to star in the drama, The Kingdom for Universal.

He joins Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, and Jason Bateman in the film, directed by Peter Berg. According to Variety, Jeremy will play a conniving American diplomat in Saudi Arabia who assists an FBI team sent to the Middle East to capture terrorists responsible for an attack on Americans working in Riyadh.

The Kingdom is currently in production; an April 20, 2007 release has been set.