Clive Owen Will Get Caught Cheating In New Comedy The King Of The Castle

Clive Owen in Children of Men
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Clive Owen has been in a few funny movies, but he's hardly someone you could call a comedian. While he has mixed things up over the course of his career, Owen has largely stuck to dramas and thrillers, seemingly not interested in making audiences laugh. But now he's apparently ready to stretch his limitations as an actor by venturing into new territory.

The Los Angeles Times has learned that the English actor has signed on for a part in The King of the Castle, a new comedy that is being directed by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka. Despite the fact that the movie has been in development for a while, there isn't much information available about the plot, but the source says that the film "will center on a philanderer who is blackmailed by a teenager." Owen will play said cheater, but his younger co-star has not yet been found. Jonathan Gordon, who is best known for titles like The Adjustment Bureau, the upcoming Silver Linings Playbook and his work with director Kevin Smith on films like Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Red State, will produce the movie while the company Benaroya Pictures is set to finance it.

Owen was most recently seen playing legendary writer Ernest Hemingway in HBO's Hemmingway and Gelhorn and and will next be seen in Guillaume Canet's Blood Ties, a thriller co-starring Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, and Marion Cotillard. He has also been rumored to reprise his role as Dwight McCarthy in Robert Rodriguez's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

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