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George Clooney to play ‘Tourist’

Anthony Peckham hired to develop script

Warner Bros. has set Anthony Peckham to adapt “The Tourist,” an Olen Steinhauer novel being developed as a potential star vehicle for George Clooney.

Smokehouse’s Grant Heslov, Nina Wolarsky and Clooney will produce.

Acquired by WB in the fall, “The Tourist” is a contemporary international thriller about a spy who risks everything to reveal a conspiracy after he’s accused of a murder he didn’t commit.

Peckham’s script “Human Factor” will be directed early next year by Clint Eastwood; Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon will star. Warner just recruited Guy Ritchie to director “Sherlock Holmes,” for which Peckham did a rewrite, and the scribe also did a rewrite on “Book of Eli,” a project that has Denzel Washington circling at WB.

Clooney will next be seen in the Joel and Ethan Coen-directed “Burn After Reading.”

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