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George Clooney May Become a 'Tourist'

Olen Steinhauer's novel "The Tourist" is the latest property being developed as a potential star vehicle for George Clooney.

The industry trade papers seem to announce at least one Clooney-based rumor per week and this week's appears to involve "The Tourist," which is set up at Warner Brothers with Anthony Peckham ("Human Factor") recruited to shape the script.

Clooney would produce along with Smokehouse regulars Grant Heslov and Nina Wolarsky, according to Variety.

"The Tourist" focuses on an international spy trying to clear his name after he's accused of murder.

Clooney most recently directed and starred in the spring box office disappointment "Leatherheads." He'll next appear in "Burn After Reading." From there, his schedule gets fuzzy since he's been attached to a wide range of nebulous options including "Men Who Stare at Goats," "Our Brand Is Crisis," "Farragut North" and others.

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