About four years after filming the dysfunctional love fest otherwise known as Closer, Variety reports that Clive Owen and Julia Roberts are teaming up again for a new con flick called Duplicity. This fills me with both curiosity, and dread. I happened to love Closer, from Owen's creepy pervishness to Roberts actually being understated. Then again, the last one-word con film Clive did was Derailed. I put that sucker in my DVD player with the thought: "It's got Owen, so even if it's as crappy as I hear, it'll have something to enjoy." Oh yeah, not at all. It was downright scary with how bad it was.

So, now we've got the next attempt. The drama was written, and will be directed by Tony Gilroy, who seems to be getting better with age, like a fine wine. The guy has flicks like The Cutting Edge and Bait on his roster, as well as the three Bourne movies. But that's not all -- he's also the pen and director behind Michael Clayton. The drama will focus on Roberts and Owen as "longtime lovers who happened to work as spies on opposite sides. They team up to stage an elaborate con to rip off corporations and steal a valuable product." It's looking like a Mr. and Mrs. Smith without the assassinations and after the discovery of their work -- unless they know and find a thrill in bonking the enemy. Duplicity will start filming this March, after Owen wraps his stint as Tom Tykwer's The International.
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