It has been such a long time since I read anything about Clive Owen.
The Oscar-nominated stud was almost there back in 2009 with The Boys Are Back, but that didn’t quite cut it – the film didn’t quite make him a superstar.
An Emmy-nominated turn on HBO’s Hemingway & Gelhorn followed, as did an unbuzzy David Schwimmer movie, and a buzzy 2013 Cannes title, Blood Ties (which was in theaters for half a minute and which you can catch on the iTunes now).
But now he’s back. He is on.
Owen has the romance Words and Pictures, co-starring Juliette Binoche, coming out later this month, as well as a little indie called Sin City: A Dame to Kill For later in the summer.
Things are good.
Now comes word that the actor is joining Greta Gerwig and Julianne Moore in Rebecca Miller’s Maggie’s Plan, a new comedy of manners set in New York City.
To which I say right on. We need more of that Owen brawn – and charm – in our lives.