It looks as if X-Men Origins: Wolverine front man Liev Schreiber will be moonlighting as an action star for a while. According to CinemaBlend, Schreiber is in negotiations to star opposite Angelina Jolie in the spy thriller, Salt. In the film “Angelina plays a CIA officer accused of being a Russian sleeper agent. She must elude capture long enough to prove her innocence.” Schreiber’s character is for lack of a better word “top secret” at the moment, but sources say it’s a major role. Salt will be directed by Phil Noyce and starts principal photography next month in New York City.

Schreiber was last seen in the Daniel Craig drama Defiance, and will appear as Sabretooth/Victor Creed in this summer’s much hyped prequel, X-Men Origins:Wolverine. He”ll also co-star in Repossession Mambo, a sci-fi thriller that features Forest Whitaker and Jude Law. Mambo is due out sometime later this year.