Originally Published: April 8, 2005
Spike Lee will direct Oscar winner Denzel Washington in the upcoming hostage drama Inside Man, for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Clive Owen (Sin City) is also close to joining the film’s cast, with Brian Grazer producing for Imagine.
Inside Man is set during a volatile hostage situation in which a tough cop matches wits with a highly intelligent bank robber, who sets out to pull off the perfect heist.
The film would become the fourth pairing for Lee and Washington, who previously worked together on 1990’s Mo’ Better Blues, Malcolm X and He Got Game, all of which were directed by Lee.
Denzel Washington is currently on Broadway starring as Brutus in Julius Caesar.
Clive Owen is currently featured as the character Dwight in Sin City and next stars in the thriller Derailed, about a chance meeting the turns criminal for a businessman and businesswoman riding a train.
Spike Lee’s Sucker Free City will be airing on Showtime as a limited series. The telepic has been screening at festivals and getting very positive feedback. It centers on the true-life violent gang culture in San Francisco.
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