Miramax Acquires Clive Owen’s Boys

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Miramax Films has acquired North American and Western European rights (excluding Spain) to Scott Hicks’ drama The Boys Are Back, starring Clive Owen.

The Hollywood Reporter says that in Allan Cubitt’s adaptation of Simon Carr’s seriocomic novel “The Boys Are Back in Town,” Owen plays a widower struggling to raise his two sons. Laura Fraser and Emma Booth also star.

Greg Brenman (Billy Elliot) and Tim White (Out of the Blue) are producing the film, which begins principal photography today in Australia.