Kim Basinger (Cellular) will play the First Lady, who has an affair with a Secret Service agent played by Michael Douglas in The Sentinel according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on the book by Gerald Petievich, the 20th Century Fox thriller centers on Douglas’ character becoming a suspect in a plot to assassinate the president when another agent is murdered. Kiefer Sutherland also stars as another Secret Service agent whose loyalty is questioned.
S.W.A.T. helmer Clark Johnson will direct the project, based on George Nolfi’s script.
Basinger won a supporting actress Oscar for L.A. Confidential and next will begin shooting the ensemble gambling drama Jump Shot alongside Danny DeVito, Forest Whitaker and Nick Cannon.