Sigourney Weaver is set to join the cast of the political thriller, Vantage Point for Columbia Pictures.

Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, William Hurt and Forest Whitaker are already part of the film that chronicles an assassination attempt on the U.S. president (Hurt) and is told from five points of view, unfolding in 15-minute increments. The Hollywood Reporter adds Weaver will play a TV news producer for a CNN-type network who will do anything to get the story.

Pete Travis is directing Vantage Point from a Barry Levy screenplay; shooting is expected to begin soon in Mexico for a 2007 release.