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Clive Owen makes his return to the big screen. (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
Clive Owen makes his return to the big screen.   (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
Clive Owen makes his return to the big screen. (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

British actor Clive Owen has been spotted recently on American television, starring in the first season of the Cinemax original The Knick in 2014. The early-20th-century medical drama has been renewed for a second season, returning this fall on October 16.

Owen, who’s been the lead in films like 2004’s Closer and 2005’s Sin City, is pulling double-duty, working in both television and film. He will be starring in the feature film Valerian, reports Deadline Hollywood.

He is set to star opposite U.K. “It Girl” Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns) in the film adaptation of the French comic strip that goes by the same name.

Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) will be writing and directing the film, which revolves the “time-traveling agent Valerian” and his partner Laureline (Delevingne).

(If we replaced the word “partner” with “companion” this one-line synopsis might sound vaguely familiar…)

Owen is set to portray Commander Arün Filitt, with American actor Dane DeHaan (Kill Your Darlings, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) taking on the title role.

We can expect Valerian to hit U.S. theaters in 2017.

Have you been missing Clive Owen on the big screen?

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By Brigid Brown