Terry George Adds Some Salt

Sony Pictures is in negotiations with “Hotel Rwanda” helmer Terry George to direct the potential Tom Cruise vehicle “Edwin A. Salt” reports Variety.

The Kurt Wimmer-scripted drama follows a CIA officer who is fingered by a defector as a Russian sleeper spy.

Salt must elude capture by his superiors and sets out to reunite with his family and prove his innocence.

Cruise has been intrigued for months by “Edwin A. Salt,” and the studio has been engaged in finding the right director.