Meryl Streep Joins Rendition Thriller

By Garth Franklin Thursday November 30th 2006 02:37AM

Meryl Streep has joined the cast of New Line Cinema's political thriller "Rendition" reports the trades.

The multilayered story centers on a CIA analyst (Jake Gyllenhaal) based in Cairo who finds his world spinning out of control after he witnesses the interrogation of a foreign national by the Egyptian secret police.

Reese Witherspoon is playing the pregnant American wife of the national. Alan Arkin will play a senator, whilst Streep is a government official who orders the rendition of the national.

Written by Kelley Sane and directed by Gavin Hood, shooting is under way in Los Angeles with Washington, Morocco and South Africa also being utilised for locations.