According to The Hollywood Reporter, Clive Owen has signed on to topline Children of Men for Strike Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Alfonso Cuaron is directing the feature film adaptation of the book by mystery writer P.D. James.

Children of Men takes place in the near future, where mankind has lost the ability to procreate, and the world is rocked by the news that the youngest person on Earth -- who is 18 years old -- has died. As chaos erupts, a former radical (Owen) is engaged to be the protector of the most sought-after person on the planet -- the first pregnant woman in almost 20 years.