Clive Owen heads to Cities
British star Clive Owen (Children of Men) will headline Cities, to be directed by Roger Donaldson, whose credits include The Bank Job. India’s Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire [+see also:
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British producer Chris Curling will produce through his London-based company Zephyr Films (The Last Station [+see also:
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Donaldson and Glenn Wilhide co-wrote the financial thriller where, in New York, a hedge fund manager has everything he wants – money, sex and power, but he wants more; in London, a young couple just want to buy their first home, but it seems impossibly out of reach; and in Mumbai, a cop fights against corruption between property speculators and his colleagues. These stories will all dramatically collide in a world where the fortunes of individuals are interwoven with the lives of others across the globe they have never even met.
The film will shoot in New York, London and Mumbai from October 2011.
Donaldson said, “Set in the great cities of the world, this film will tell a story for our time while also being a relevant, dramatic, exciting and a highly watchable movie.”
Parlay Films will handle international sales for the film and will debut the project at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.
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