Columbia Pictures is considering Peter Berg (Hancock) to direct Edwin A. Salt, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Michael Mann had left the project which Tom Cruise is attached to star.

Kurt Wimmer (The Recruit) wrote the script which centers on Edwin A. Salt, a CIA officer who is fingered as a Russian sleeper spy. He eludes capture by superiors who are convinced he is out to assassinate the president. While trying to reunite with his family, he struggles to prove someone else is the traitor.