Chiwetel Ejiofor is in negotiations to join Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber in the upcoming spy thriller, Salt. The Columbia picture is being produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Sunil Purkash and will be directed by Phillip Noyce. Jolie is set to play Eveyln Salt, a CIA officer who is accused of being a Russian spy on a mission to assassinate the President. If Ejiofor lands the part he would play opposite Jolie as a CIA counterintelligence officer named Peabody. Schreiber will be in a supporting role as Salt's CIA boss and friend.
Salt will start shooting next month in New York and is scheduled to be released in 2010.
Source: Hollywood Reporter