Roberts and Owen to Star in Duplicity

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Julia Roberts and Clive Owen are set to star in Duplicity, a Universal Pictures drama that was written and will be directed by Tony Gilroy. Jennifer Fox is producing with Laura Bickford.

Roberts and Owen appeared in Closer together. In Duplicity, they play 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.

The film will begin production in March, and is Gilroy’s second directing effort following the George Clooney-starrer Michael Clayton. Gilroy previously wrote three “Bourne Identity” films for Universal.