Tom Cruise will star with Denzel Washington in the Robert Ludlum adaptation, The Matarese Circle, which will be helmed by David Cronenberg. The film centre's on two spies who have been sworn enemies for years, but who must team up to go against the shady organisation of the title. MGM are funding the film, having bought the rights to the book and its sequel, The Matarese Countdown, for $3 million, and are obviously hoping to start a Bourne-like franchise. The script was penned by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (Wanted) and has been updated from its Cold War setting to contemporary times. So there can be, like, lasers and stuff. Great pairing, great director, good times.