Clive Owen to Play Philip Marlowe

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Children of Men producer Marc Abraham has revealed to The Courier-Journal that he will reteam with that film’s star Clive Owen for a feature adaptation of one of Raymond Chandler’s short stories. Owen will play the private detective Philip Marlowe.

Just last December, it was announced that ABC is teaming with producer Sean Bailey on a “Philip Marlowe” series. The hourlong drama “Marlowe” would be a present-day procedural crime drama with noir aspects and set in Los Angeles.

That series, however, would not use Chandler’s Marlowe books as source material for storylines.

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