Actor to return to directing after long absence.

Tim Robbins has closed a deal to step back behind the camera for the spy romance ‘City of Lies,’ reports THR.

An adaptation of Arthur Phillips’ short story ‘Wenceslas Square’ the screenplay was penned by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and follows two spies who fall in love while participating in separate missions in Prague.

The project was originally setup with director Phillip Noyce (‘Salt,’ ‘The Bone Collector’). ‘City of Lies’ will mark Robbins’ first full length feature film since 1999’s ‘Cradle Will Rock.’