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All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Well, he's not going to be in Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," but maybe Johnny Depp will be in Wally Pfister's "Transcendence." Deadline reports that the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star is in talks to join the feature directorial debut of Christopher Nolan's go-to cinematographer ... the plot of which is, of course, being kept under wraps.
• You know, Bradley Cooper is just about as perfect for a Cameron Crowe movie as, oh, Emma Stone. The "Hangover" star is set to make his already ultra-busy schedule even busier as he's in talks to join the "Amazing Spider-Man" beauty in Crowe's untitled romantic comedy, which is said to be in the vein of "Jerry Maguire" and "Almost Famous." Get More »
The cinematic odyssey of amnesiatic CIA assassin Jason Bourne left a trail of bodies, property damage and wrecked cars, but there's apparently still more carnage to be mined from this franchise in this week's "The Bourne Legacy."
Picking up after (and sometimes during) the previous three movies, "Legacy" presents a new agent named Aaron Cross dealing with government duplicity as many, many bullets are fired at him, seemingly at all times. As Jeremy Renner inherits the Bourne mantle, we look back at his predecessor to help you catch up. It might be difficult, though — Matt Damon can run really fast. Get More »
2011 was a big year for Amanda Seyfried's ex Dominic Cooper. The dark and handsome thesp starred in not one, but two roles in "The Devil's Double," as well as nailed the character of Howard Stark in the blockbuster "Captain America."
But it appears Cooper's just getting started — because word around Tinseltown is that he is set to replace Clive Owen in the international thriller "Cities." (Before you ask, Owen had to bow out due to scheduling issues.)
Helmed by "The Bank Job" director, Roger Donaldson, "Cities" is set just before the financial crash, with stories taking place all over the world that (presumably) are intertwined and (presumably) relate to finance. Get More »
Nobody wants to play with "Oldboy."
Clive Owen, who many thought was a shoo-in for the seemingly impossible-to-cast role of the film's villain, is now the latest actor to turn down the part, according to The Playlist.
Owen joins Christian Bale and Colin Firth as actors who have declined the offer to play the main antagonist in Spike Lee's remake, who imprisons Josh Brolin's character in a nondescript room for 15 years. After playing the criminal mastermind in Lee's "Inside Man," Owen joining "Oldboy" seemed like a no-brainer. So much for no-brainers. Get More »
What do you call a Whopper in Spain? Clive Owen knows.
The "Killer Elite" star has shaved his moustache and is now walking the streets of Spain making Burger King look a lot cooler than it has any right to be. Owen is the latest celebrity to appear in a seemingly random foreign language commercial, following in the footsteps of Ben Stiller, Natalie Portman and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Get More »
Spike Lee is looking to do another job with his "Inside Man."
Clive Owen, who played the brilliant bank robber in Lee's terrific 2006 heist thriller, has been offered the role of the villain in the director's American remake of "Oldboy," according to Twitch.
Owen would be playing the man who imprisons Josh Brolin's lead character in a nondescript room for 15 years and becomes the object of his former captive's revenge when the poor "Oldboy" is finally released. Christian Bale was once rumored for the part and Colin Firth recently turned it down. Get More »
It's a drag to cite precedent, but with "King Arthur," "Shoot 'Em Up," "The International" and the recent dud "Killer Elite," actor and all-around handsome dude Clive Owen has had more than his shot to become the next big-screen tough guy.
Despite proving in all these movies that he has action chops and can handle a weapon, the charismatic Brit just can't seem to put arses in the cinema. But movie folk in Hollywood haven't given up hope Owen can be restored to his "Children of Men" glory days. Variety now reports that he's locked and loaded for action-thriller "Recall." Get More »
Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom are moving out of "Elizabethtown" and into different "Cities."
The starring duo of Cameron Crowe's 2005 romantic drama are joining Clive Owen for an international thriller covering a hot button topic: world finance, according to The Playlist.
"Cities" is a cautionary tale about greed and ambition that blends three interlinking storylines: in New York, a hedge fund manager (Owen) pursues money, sex and power; in London, a young couple struggles to buy a house; and in Mumbai, a cop investigates his corrupt colleagues who have ties to property speculators. Get More »
The title of the movie "Killer Elite" describes the characters in the story, but also its three big-time leads: Clive Owen, Jason Statham and Robert Frickin' De Niro. Statham plays a member of Britain's Elite Special Air Service whose mentor (Bobby D) is held prisoner. In true Statham style, he kicks out the jams and begins prematurely retiring a hella ton of assassins, including but not limited to Mr. Owen.
"Chuck" star Yvonne Strahovski rounds out the elite cast as Statham's Australian love interest. Consider the following clips a warning shot for some serious action. Get More »
Clive Owen battles a haunted house -- or is it his own insanity that's picking the fight? -- in the new horror film, "Intruders."
If the trailer is any indication, we've seen this movie many times before -- though that doesn't mean we're not willing to see it again, especially when it's got the "Children of Men" star freaking out over video surveillance footage that makes it look like he's bonkers. Get More »