"The Ghostwriter" (spring). Ewan McGregor plays the title role in a drama of political and sexual intrigue from controversial Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski ("The Pianist"). While collaborating with a former British prime minister (Pierce Brosnan) on his memoirs, the writer uncovers threatening secrets involving the man's wife (Kim Cattrall) and mistress (Olivia Williams).
"Green Zone" (March 12). Set during the U.S. occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Matt Damon plays a warrant officer whose search for weapons of mass destruction leads to the discovery of an elaborate government conspiracy. Directed by Paul Greengrass ("United 93"), who previously worked with Damon on "The Bourne Supremacy" and "The Bourne Ultimatum," the film's supporting cast includes Greg Kinnear and Brendan Gleeson.
"Inception" (July 16). In this sci-fi thriller from writer-director Christopher Nolan ("Memento," "The Dark Knight"), Leonardo DiCaprio plays a business executive embroiled in a blackmail scandal. Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page and Michael Caine also star.
"Knight and Day" (July 2). What begins as a seemingly innocent blind date for Cameron Diaz develops into a globe-trotting espionage adventure when she realizes that Tom Cruise is actually a daring "superspy." The "Vanilla Sky" co-stars reunite under the direction of James Mangold ("Walk the Line"), with a supporting cast that includes Peter Sarsgaard and Viola Davis.
"Love and Other Drugs" (Nov. 24). Jake Gyllenhaal portrays a hotshot pharmaceutical salesman of a certain male enhancement drug. Anne Hathaway is the free-spirited woman with Parkinson's disease he romances; Gabriel Macht plays his personal and professional competition. Based on the book "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman." Directed by Ed Zwick ("The Last Samurai").
"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" (May 28). Speaking of male enhancement, based on early publicity photos, Gyllenhaal has definitely built himself up as producer Jerry Bruckheimer's latest action hero. Inspired by a series of video games, the movie casts Gyllenhaal as a rogue prince who battles the forces of evil to retrieve a magical dagger. And to think director Mike Newell's earlier films include "Enchanted April."
"Salt" (July 23). For a bit of equal-opportunity derring-do, Angelina Jolie plays a CIA agent who's on the run after she's accused of being a Russian spy — forced to rely on all her skills as a covert operative to elude capture and prove her innocence. Phillip Noyce ("Patriot Games," "Clear and Present Danger") directs a script written by Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland ("L.A. Confidential").
"Secretariat" (Oct. 8). Set in 1973, this inspiring drama chronicles the true story of the first horse in 25 years to win the Triple Crown. Diane Lane plays Penny Chenery, a housewife and mother who joins forces with a veteran trainer (John Malkovich) to prevail in a decidedly male-dominated business.
"Shutter Island" (Feb. 19). In his first feature since winning an Oscar for "The Departed," director Martin Scorsese reteams with Leonardo DiCaprio for a story about two U.S. marshals (Mark Ruffalo plays the other) investigating the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from a high-security insane asylum.
"Somewhere" (fall). Written and directed by Sofia Coppola ("Lost in Translation"), this drama casts Stephen Dorff as a "bad-boy actor" whose self-indulgent lifestyle takes a turn for the better with an unexpected visit from his estranged 11-year-old daughter (Elle Fanning).
"Untitled James L. Brooks Project" (Dec. 17). Shooting has only recently begun and the plot details remain sketchy, but with the Academy Award-winning director of "Terms of Endearment" and "As Good as It Gets" at the helm — and with a cast that features Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson — let 2011's Oscar race begin!