Clive Owen has come on board to star in the action drama Recall. Per Variety, “Owen will play an NSA agent trying to piece together the events of a botched hostage rescue operation. As he begins to recall events and unearth the truth, he finds he can trust neither his fellow soldiers nor his own mind.” That sounds like it could be a great movie, especially since Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) wrote the script. The only question mark is director Harold Becker, who hasn’t directed a movie since 2001’s Domestic Disturbance. The production is eying a March start date and plans to shoot in Bulgaria and Washington, D.C.
Owen will be seen in theaters next year in the spy thriller Shadow Dancer, and he’s playing Ernest Hemingway opposite Nicole Kidman in the TV movie Hemingway & Gellhorn. I’m curious to see how Owen’s Hemingway performance compares to Corey Stoll’s memorable work from Midnight in Paris.