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Clive Owen in talks to star opposite Will Smith in Ang Lee’s Gemini Man

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Jan 12, 2018, 8:15 PM EST

The history of Gemini Man could be a movie in itself, but last year the film finally got a release date, and now the cast is growing.

Clive Owen (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Children of Men) is in talks to join the upcoming sci-fi thriller about an assassin who fights a younger clone version of himself. Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hulk) is set to direct the project, and Will Smith (who recently starred in Bright and is set to play the Genie in Aladdin) is already on board to play the assassin role.

So far, not much is known about Owen's character other than that he will be the antagonist in the film. According to Variety, the role of the lead female character should soon be decided, and is down to Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy), or someone with an excellent cloning resume herself, Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black). Once all of the casting is set, production is expected to begin sometime this spring, depending on Smith's schedule.

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media are producing the film, which after 20 years is finally happening. Gemini Man was first set at Disney in 1997 and went through multiple directors, writers, and actors, including huge names such as Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood, and Sean Connery, just to name a few.

But it seems like this time the stars are aligning. Gemini Man smashes into theaters Oct. 4, 2019.

(via Variety)