Clive Owen to play PI Philip Marlowe

Clive Owen to play private eye Philip Marlowe in new movie series.

india Updated: Jan 25, 2007 12:53 IST

British actor Clive Owen has been signed to play fabled private eye Philip Marlowe in a sequence of films based on Raymond Chandler's mystery series.

The Inside Man star will also be serving as executive producer for making film adaptations of The Big Sleep and Farewell My Lovely.

The project is in the beginning stages at present, and movie bosses are deciding as to what title should they adapt, reports Contactmusic.

Owen will once again narrate the dramas, after working as a narrator in the film Sin City.

The films, to be set in the 1940’s Los Angeles, are expected to maintain the dark spirit of the Chandler books, with Marlowe continuing to be a hard-drinking, wise-cracking investigator.

First Published: Jan 25, 2007 20:00 IST