One of the more disappointing careers of recent years has been Clive Owen. After showing incredible promise in Children of Men and even a fun side in Spike Lee‘s Inside Man, the actor has yet to live up to his potential. With Guillaume Canet‘s drama Blood Ties, featuring a script co-written by James Gray, hopefully signaling a career shift this year, we’ve got a seemingly pulpy project to add to Owen’s queue.
Announced at Berlin, Owen has signed on to Blue Angel, the sophomore effort from Nip/Tuck showrunner Richard Levine. Written and directed by Levine, the film is based on Francine Prose’s novel and follows Owen as a professor who gets involved with one of his students. Although Levine’s debut Every Day, starring Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Carla Gugino and Ezra Miller seemed to hit without a peep in 2010, hopefully this one gets more exposure. Described as “a psychological roller coaster ride between sex, seduction and emotional manipulation,” check out the synopsis below as we away on more production news.
It has been years since Swenson, a professor in a New England creative writing program, has published a novel. It’s been even longer since any of his students have shown promise. Enter Angela Argo, a pierced, tattooed student with a rare talent for writing. Angela is just the thing Swenson needs. And, better yet, she wants his help. But, as we all know, the road to hell is paved with good intentions…
What do you think of the premise? Are you a fan of Clive Owen’s recent work?
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