Willem Dafoe is in talks to join Robin Wright in “A Most Wanted Man” based on the John le Carre tome.

“The American” helmer Anton Corbijn is directing from a script by Andrew Bovell. Original story revolved around a Chechnian Muslim who illegally immigrates to Hamburg, Germany, where he gets caught up in the international war on terror.

Andrea Calderwood, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Gail Egan and Malte Grunert will produce through Amusement Park Films, Demarest Films, Film4, the Ink Factory and Potboiler Prods.

Besides “A Most Wanted Man,” the ICM Partners and Circle of Confusion repped Dafoe has also recently signed on to “Whiskey Bay” with Matt Dillon.