Columbia Pictures has signed Clive Owen to topline The International, an action-thriller about an Interpol agent who investigates corruption at powerful banking institutions, according to Variety.

The movie will be directed by Tom Tykwer, with filming scheduled to begin in September.

Eric Singer wrote the script and Mosaic Media Group's Charles Roven and Richard Suckle are producing, along with Lloyd Phillips. John Woo, Terence Chang and Jeff Lurie are executive producing.

Owen, who previously starred in Closer for the studio, also stars in New Line's upcoming Shoot 'Em Up and The Golden Age for Universal. He's also been cast to reprise his role in the Sin City sequel.

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