Donnersmarck Directs “Tourist” Remake

“The Lives of Others” Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck is tipped to direct the upcoming thriller “The Tourist” for Spyglass Entertainment and StudioCanal says Variety.

A remake of 2005 French thriller “Anthony Zimmer”, the story follows an American tourist (Sam Worthington) finds his life in danger when a female Interpol agent (Angelina Jolie) uses him as a dupe to flush out an elusive criminal with whom she once had an affair.

Julian Fellowes penned the adaptation which was polished by Christopher McQuarrie. Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Jonathan Glickman are producing.

Filming kicks off in February for release in 2011.