According to Variety, it looks like The Tourist starring Angelina Jolie will go into production this February. Directing the project will most likely be Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) for Spyglass Entertainment.

The studio hopes to release the movie in 2011.

Apparently, Jolie would only make this film if the right director was found. Apparently von Donnersmarck was chosen this past Friday.

In the film, Jolie is going to be a female Interpol agent who involves an American tourist into her attempt to locate a criminal who used to be her lover. Sam Worthington (Avatar) will be playing the American tourist.

The Tourist is a remake of the 2005 French film Anthony Zimmer. Tom Cruise was initially going to star in the film with Charlize Theron for director Bharat Nalluri. The screenplay was written by Julian Fellowes then rewritten by Christopher McQuarrie (Valkyrie).