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Clive Owen to star in CITIES

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 4th, 2011

Another day, another economy-related projected.

THR is reporting that Parlay Films is currently set to start the process of selling a new film internationally at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, entitled CITIES, that will see actors Clive Owen and Anil Kapoor star in the Roger Donaldson-directed film.

The film will follow “three colliding story lines set in the exuberant months leading up to the Dow Jones all-time stock market high. The three involve a New York-based hedge fund manager (Owen) who has everything he wants -- money, sex and power -- but he wants more; a young couple in London that just wants to buy their first home, something that seems impossibly out of reach; and Mumbai cop fights against corruption between property speculators and his colleagues, one of whom will be played by Kapoor.”

Donaldson co-wrote the film’s screenplay, which itself is based on a screenplay, EXTREME CITIES, penned by Glenn Wilhide.  It is currently set to shoot starting in October.

As a fan of some of Donaldson’s work, particularly films like THE WORLD’S FASTEST INDIAN and THE BANK JOB (COCKTAIL and DANTE’S PEAK are also owners of soft places in my heart) I do think that this could be quite the intriguing project.  Toss in a great one two punch in the lead roles, and this is one that should be a relatively hot commodity come this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

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