THR reports that Robbins will take the helm of "City Of Lies," a long developing project formerly known as "Wencelas Square," based on the short story by Arthur Phillips. Penned by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely ("Captain America: The First Avenger," "Pain And Gain"), the story is set at the end of the Cold War and follows a young CIA officer and beautiful Czech spy who fall in love. We imagine there will be complications. Two years ago, this project was moving fast with Phillip Noyce to direct this once he was all done with "Salt" but that never happened. And the selection of Robbins certainly suggests a different tone and tenor toward the material.
No word on when this might roll, but it does have some new steam thanks to Robbins and perhaps he'll be the one to finally get this in front of cameras.