EXCLUSIVE: Massy Tadjedin has been set by Focus Features to direct Circle Of Treason. The political thriller is scripted by Anna Waterhouse & Joe Shrapnel, and Barry Josephson is producing. Two women in the CIA suspect there is a mole working there, but they have to overcome the institution’s hierarchy, and chauvinism, to bring down a traitor in their midst.

The script was adapted from Circle Of Treason: A CIA Account Of Traitor Aldrich Ames And The Men He Betrayed, the 2012 book by Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille.

Tadjedin, who made her directing debut on the infidelity thriller Last Night, is repped by CAA. The scribes are with CAA and Grandview.