Clive Owen and Julia Roberts first co-starred in 2004’s “Closer,” playing a dysfunctional couple with trust issues. Now, the handsome Brit and America’s Sweetheart play another dysfunctional couple with honesty issues in “Duplicity,” a smart comedy set in the world of corporate espionage.
Owen and Roberts start out as spies for rival government agencies. They meet, fall in love and decide to exit the spy business for the more lucrative corporate world. Applying their spy skills, they then decide to hoodwink a corporate giant. Only problem is these two strong-willed lovers don’t trust each other, despite their amorous feelings.
The dark and handsome Owen says he was impressed with the script, written in a rat-a-tat style reminiscent of 1940’s screwball comedies. The writing, he says, has “great rhythm and wit.” [Read more…] about Clive Owen: Cloak and swagger