Clive Owen is set to headline writer/director Richard Levine's Blue Angel, Variety reports. The film is adapted from Francine Prose's novel of the same name, officially described as follows:
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...
Owen, best known for films like Closer and Children of Men, recently starred opposite Nichole Kidman in the television miniseries "Hemingway & Gellhorn."
Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy are attached to produce Blue Angel.