Julia Roberts, Clive Owen Get Closer Again


"Closer" co-stars Julia Roberts and Clive Owen will team up again on the con game thriller "Duplicity."

According to the industry trade papers, "Duplicity" is Tony Gilroy's writing and directing follow-up to this fall's critically acclaimed "Michael Clayton."

Roberts and Owen will play longtime lovers who work as rival corporate spies. They team up to stage a con to steal a valuable product.

Set up at Universal, "Duplicity" is on track to begin production next March, beating a potential industry strike.

Roberts makes her first on-screen appearance since 2004's "Closer" and "Ocean's Twelve" in this fall's "Charlie Wilson's War."

Owen hasn't been nearly as stingy with his on-screen presence. The "Children of Men" star has appeared in "Shoot 'Em Up" and "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" this fall. He's currently working on Tom Tykwer's "The International."

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