Tobey Maguire joins Good People

September 29th, 2010

Tobey Maguire has signed up to star in 'Good People'.

The 'Spider-Man' star will play a leading role in the Neils Arden Oplev (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) directed project, adapted form the Marcus Sakey novel of the same name, Production Weekly reports.

It is expected Tobey will play Tom Reed, a man who is struggling with money until his downstairs tenant dies and he finds $400,000.

However, all is not what it seems as the dead man was involved in Chicago's underground crime ring, leading to Tom and his wife - who h as yet to be cast - struggling with some of the city's most dangerous men.

Tobey has yet to star in a film this year, but has a number of projects lined up, including Gary Ross-directed drama 'The Crusaders', due for release in 2011 as well as 'Pawn Sacrifice', in which he plays chess player Bobby Fischer.