Denzel in Talks to Take Up Residence in Universal’s ‘Safe House’

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington is in negotiations to star in Universal Pictures’ Safe House, an original spy thriller written by David Guggenheim.

The project, which was the subject of a bidding war this past winter, is set in South America and, per Vulture, follows a young US intelligence agent who must go on the run with a newly arrived prisoner after his titular safe house comes under attack.

Universal has brought in director Daniel Espinoza to work through a quick rewrite with Guggenheim with an eye towards putting the film into production by fall or winter, says Variety.

Scott Stuber is producing.