“Spider-Man” franchise star Tobey Maguire has joined George Clooney and Cate Blanchett in The Good German, the Steven Soderbergh-directed adaptation of the Joseph Kanon novel for Warner Bros.
The drama follows an American journalist (Clooney) drawn into a murder mystery in post-war Berlin, where he’s searching for his wartime mistress (Blanchett). Maguire will play a seemingly innocent soldier who drives the journalist around town and has motives of his own.
Paul Attanasio wrote the film’s script. The Good German will be shot in black-and-white on WB’s soundstages. Production begins in the fall.
Maguire recently made a deal with Sony to produce and star in the Ed Solomon-scripted adaptation of Tokyo Suckerpunch. He will also reprise his role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man 3.