White replaces the previously attached Justin Kurzel ("Snowtown") with filming still slated to begin early next year. Before that, screenwriter Hossein Amini ("Drive") will take another pass at the script.
The story follows a young couple who are persuaded into helping a charismatic Russian millionaire to defect to British Intelligence. The action takes place across London, Paris, Moscow and Tangiers.
Ewan McGregor remains attached to star in the film, which the likes of Jessica Chastain, Mads Mikkelsen and Ralph Fiennes have been linked to. Simon Cornwell will produce.
Source: The Daily Mail