New Line has picked up worldwide rights to the political thriller Rendition, Gavin Hood's Tsotsi follow-up that will star Jake Gyllenhaaland Reese Witherspoon.

Gyllenhaal will play a CIA analyst who oversees the interrogationof a terrorist suspect in the Middle East and questions his ethics as the processspirals out of control.

Witherspoon is cast as the suspect's pregnant wife whoinvestigates the truth behind her husband's disappearance. Kelley Sane wrotethe screenplay.

New Line is co-financing with Level 1 Entertainment and SteveGolin is producing through his Anonymous Content label.

Level 1's Bill Todman is serving as executive producer andNew Line's Toby Emmerich and Keith Goldberg will oversee for the studio.

Production is scheduled to begin later this year in Los Angelesand Washington DC before moving on to Morocco.

Management 360 represents Gyllenhaal and Witherspoon andwas instrumental in assembling the project.