He might be best known for portraying tough guys not afraid to get their hands dirty in films such as “Children of Men,” “Sin City” and “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead.” But the ruggedly handsome actor has also played the sensitive father in movies such as “The Boys Are Back” and his latest, in limited release now, “Trust.” He’s been leading man in more traditional thrillers “The International” and “Duplicity.” He can suit up in period costume, as he proved in “King Arthur” and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age.” And he got an Oscar nomination for playing the foul-mouthed dermatologist Larry in the gripping emotional drama “Closer.”
He might have been typecast from the get-go. He first came to Hollywood’s attention, after a successful run on British television, with Mike Hodges’ film “Croupier,” in which he played the title character, an aspiring novelist whose job at a casino introduces him to the underworld. It didn’t take long for him to become — in the public’s mind, at least — the leading candidate for the new James Bond. Read the rest of this entry »
Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough are to star in the new film by James Marsh, the Oscar-winning documentary maker of Man on Wire.
The versatile director is to tackle an IRA espionage thriller for his next feature film, having previously directed Gael García Bernal and Paul Dano in The King. The untitled project was previously known as Shadow Dancer (the title of the Tom Bradby novel it’s based on), but is currently inbetween titles, Marsh told NY Mag.
He confirmed the casting of Owen and Riseborough, the rising British actress who’s appeared in Made In Dagenham, Never Let Me Go and Brighton Rock. They replace Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall, who were attached to the film last November. Also joining the cast are Queer as Folk and The Wire star Aidan Gillen, currently scaring us to death in superb horror Wake Wood, and X-Files legend Gillian Anderson.
Marsh revealed that the film will be similar to his stint on the Red Riding Trilogy (the 1980 part): “It’s a genre film, it’s a thriller. It’s very exciting to be doing something like that now, to have that kind of canvas to fill.”
Centered around the peace process in Northern Ireland in the Nineties, Riseborough will play a former IRA terrorist forced to turn informer, and Owen will play her MI5 handler. Filming will begin in Dublin this May.
Marsh’s next documentary Proejct Nim, about a chimpanzee taught to live as a human in the Seventies, will be released this year.
Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough are to star in a new spy thriller set during the peace process in Northern Ireland in the 1990s.
The film, based on Tom Bradby’s novel Shadow Dancer, will be directed by James Marsh, who made the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire and Channel 4′s Red Riding Trilogy.
Marsh confirmed to New York Magazine’s Vulture blog he is about to start filming in Dublin in May.
Riseborough – who starred in Made In Dagenham and plays Wallis Simpson in Madonna’s forthcoming film – will star as former IRA terrorist turned MI5 informer Colette McVeigh. Read the rest of this entry »
Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo presents the first trailer of his much-anticipated psychological terror “Intruders” at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival.
MALAGA – Juan Carlos Fresnadillo presented the first trailer of his much-anticipated psychological terrorIntruders, starring Clive Owen at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival Thursday.
“The film centers on the origin of the monsters that are born in childhood and are passed on by the family,” Fresnadillo said. “Clive looks like a normal man, even heroic, who has a range that can take him to do the dark side and allows him to travel the entire trajectory of the character.”
Flanked by Apaches Entertainment’sJesus de la Vega and Antena 3 Films’Mercedes Gamero, who co-produce the $13 million production, Fresnadillo said the film was being edited and had not closed with any festival as a premiere. But he did add, “We have many suitors.”
Fresnadillo is one of Spain’s most promising young talents with international draw and backing by Universal on his project and appeared Thursday just as broadcaster Antena 3 announced its production branch had signed a three-year pact with the Madrid Film School to foment fresh directors.
Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia has successfully seen the benefits of broadcaster and film school synthesis, with regional broadcaster TV3 and the ESCAC film school producing a prolific filmography that includes some of Spain’s hottest talents like Juan Antonio Bayona.
In the new film ”Trust,” directed and produced by David Schwimmer, Clive Owen stars alongside Catherine Keener and newcomer Liana Liberato as a distraught father trying to deal with rebuilding his family after his daughter is victimized and sexually assaulted by a man she meets online. It is a tense, emotionally charged film that addresses an important issue facing kids and parents today.
When MTV News caught up with Owen during the press day for “Trust,” we asked him what conversations he’s had with his own daughters and how much they know about this film in particular. Read the rest of this entry »
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