Clive Owen Joins Andrew Niccols' Sci-Fi Film 'Anon'

Clive Owen - H 2015
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Clive Owen - H 2015

K5 is financing the project, set in a future world with no privacy or anonymity.

He's already filming one sci-fi this year with Luc Besson's big-budget Valerian, but now Clive Owen has lined up another.

Anon, a psychological thriller from New Zealand writer/director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Truman Show, Lord of War), will see Owen – most recently seen on Cinemax's The Knick – play a detective in a world with no privacy, ignorance and anonymity. When Owen’s character stumbles on a young woman who doesn’t exist, he discovers that such transparency might not be the end of crime but the beginning.

The film is being produced by Niccol alongside Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur for their K5 banner, which is financing the project. CAA has packaged the film and is repping domestic distribution rights.

"Andrew is a master storyteller whose work is always compelling, entertaining, and exhilarating as well as having something to say," said Simon and Baur. "With Clive’s consistently electric on-screen presence, we know that Anon will be the best in crossover cinema for the growing global audiences of this brand of smart, big screen sci-fi."

The production is currently in the process of casting the anonymous young woman and is looking to announce within the coming weeks.

Alongside Anon, K5 is co-financing Amazon Studios' second original feature, Jim Jarmusch's Paterson, starring Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani. K5 is selling this project internationally, with CAA repping U.S. rights.