Tom Cruise is in talks to star in director Phillip Noyce’s thriller ’28th Amendment’.

Written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the story centers on U.S. president Ben Cahill (Cruise) who discovers that a secret committee (run by Denzel Washington) has controlled the U.S. government since WWII. This hidden power structure assassinates potential troublemakers to serve its own needs, and having made the discovery, the president now finds himself in the firing line.

Sources report the actor will officially confirm his part in the coming week.

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