Matt Damon & Amanda Peet Get It 'Syriana'

Matt Damon and Amanda Peet are to lead the cast in Syriana, which is a timely geopolitical thriller tackling oil, international politics and the CIA, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Peet is in advanced negotiations to play the wife of Bryan Woodman (Damon), a handsome oil executive who's in major deal-making mode with an oil sheik when he goes through a pivotal family tragedy. His wife, Julie (Peet), works with him to figure it out.

George Clooney is in advanced negotiations to play career CIA agent Robert Baer. He's tracking terrorists; the American president declares war.

The feature is inspired by real-life CIA agent Robert Baer's memoirs, "See No Evil: The True Story of a Foot Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism."

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