Washington, Nov 1 : Julia Roberts and Clive Owen have signed on to star in Universal Pictures’ drama ‘Duplicity’.
The pic is to be directed by Tony Gilroy with Jennifer Fox and Laura Bickford producing.
In the movie, Roberts and Owen play longtime lovers who happen to work as spies on opposite sides. They team up to stage an elaborate con to rip off corporations and steal a valuable product.
The film will begin production in March, reports Variety.
‘Duplicity’ will be Gilroy's second directing effort following the George Clooney-starrer "Michael Clayton." He previously wrote three "Bourne Identity" films for Universal.
Roberts and Owen co-starred in the Mike Nichols-directed "Closer".
In the meantime, Roberts stars with Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the Nichols-directed "Charlie Wilson's War" while Owen will first finish the Tom Tykwer-directed "The International" before starting work on ‘Duplicity’.
Bickford is producing "Guerilla" and "The Argentine," back-to-back films on Che Guevara that are being directed by Steven Soderbergh and star Benicio Del Toro. (ANI)