Clive Owen has been cast in the upcoming film Valerian.
Produced by EuropaCorp and directed and written by Luc Besson, the science-fiction movie has a a global release planned for the summer of 2017.
Production is set to begin in December, and the Coventry-born 50-year-old has joined a stellar cast for the graphic novel-inspired story.
Set in the 28th century, when humanity discovered how to time-travel, the forthcoming blockbuster will feature Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan as the protagonists.
The pair play Laureline, and Valerian, characters from the graphic novel created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres in 1967. It has since sold more than 10 million copies in 21 languages.
Keresley-born Owen, who is one of the names on the bookmakers’ shortlist to replace James Bond if Daniel Craig departs following the release of upcoming film Spectre, is the most famous movie star born in Coventry, according to IMDB’s Star Meter.
Cara Delevingne is about to star in Tulip Fever, alongside Dane DeHaan and BAFTA Rising Star winner Jack O’Connell.
Source: Coventry Telegraph