Clive Owen will star in sci-fi Anon from Gattaca’s Andrew Niccol

The Truman Show’s Andrew Niccol casts Clive Owen in Anon

Andrew Niccol’s latest genre venture is coming together, as Deadline reports that he has cast Clive Owen in his new film Anon.

They report that the star of The Knick and Children of Men will lead the movie from the man behind The Truman Show, Gattaca (yeah, and The Host and Sim0ne).

He will play “a detective in a world with no privacy, ignorance and anonymity. It is the end of crime. However, when Owen’s character stumbles on a young woman who doesn’t exist, he discovers it may not be the end of crime but the beginning.”

Owen’s currently getting rave reviews for starring in The Knick, and he’s working on Luc Besson’s massive-sounding sci-fi Valerian. Niccol’s last film was the Ethan Hawke drone drama Good Kill, and he’s also down as working on that Monopoly movie…

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