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Wilkinson, Thornton in 'Duplicity'

(FROM VARIETY) – Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson and Billy Bob Thornton have joined Julia Roberts and Clive Owen in Universal Pictures' drama Duplicity, which Tony Gilroy will direct from his own script. Both Thornton and Wilkinson (who just received a supporting actor Oscar nomination for his role in Michael Clayton, also directed by Gilroy) will play CEOs of rival pharmaceutical companies jockeying for market domination. Roberts and Owen play former lovers and corporate spies who team to manipulate the companies and determine which company will wind up on top. Shooting is set to begin in March. Wilkinson recenty wrapped work on Valkyrie and has moved on to the HBO film Recount. Thornton just finished shooting The Informers and is now working on Eagle Eye. (Variety)

Originally posted Jan 24, 2008