Naomi Watts has booked the female lead in "The International," an action thriller set to star Clive Owen.
Tom Tykwer ("Run, Lola, Run") is directing the Columbia Pictures release.
Owen plays an Interpol agent whose investigation into a powerful banking institution reveals a vast web of worldwide misdeeds. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Watts will play a Manhattan district attorney who becomes the agent's unlikely ally in taking the bank down.
Eric Singer wrote "The International."
An Oscar nominee for "21 Grams," Watts was most recently seen in "The Painted Veil" and "King Kong." She has David Cronenberg's "Eastern Promises" on tap for this fall, with Michael Haneke's remake of "Funny Games" also nearly ready for release.
Watts and long-time love Liev Schreiber announced back in late February that they were expecting their first child. It's unclear where "The International" and the recently reported "We Are All the Same" will fit in it pre-and-post pregnancy schedule.