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Clive Owen & Catherine Keener 'Trust' in David Schwimmer

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October 15, 2009

Clive Owen and Catherine Keener

After leaving behind his past as Ross from NBC's sitcom "Friends," David Schwimmer made a jump behind the camera directing such comedic fare as Run, Fatboy, Run with Simon Pegg and episodes of HBO's series "Little Britain USA." Though his success as a director hasn't been stellar, he's certainly no Uwe Boll. Now Schwimmer has a new task ahead of him as Variety reports that Schwimmer is now taking the leap into darker waters as he will direct Clive Owen (The International) and Catherine Keener (Where the Wild Things Are) in Trust, a dark drama about the damaging effects an online sexual predator has on a family.

Owen and Keener will play the parents of a 14-year-old girl who are shaken to the core when they discover that she has been victimized by an adult who gained her trust posing as a teenager on a chat room. Trust will mark the acting debut of young actress Liana Liberato who will play the traumatized daughter. Filming begins in Michigan next month, and I've got my fingers crossed for a cameo from Dateline's Chris Hansen. This sounds a bit too cheesy with the whole "internet predator" side of things, but the cast is interesting, and I'm still pulling for Schwimmer, in hopes that he learns to become a much better director. Thoughts?

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments

1

Despite being pretty predictable, I actually enjoyed "Run, Fatboy, Run". I'll make a decision on his new film once a trailer or two is out.

Cmurder on Oct 15, 2009

2

Yea!!! We agree on something. Schwimmer is a great actor and good director as well with 10 episodes of FRIENDS and 2 of Joey. Nothing huge, but it's not like Barrymore.

Tra la la la la di da on Oct 15, 2009

3

This movie is being shot at my school! Many of my friends are extras in the movie!

Lucky Me on Nov 12, 2009

4

i think he's a great director, i loved run fat boy run! and i actually saw Trust when it was a play at lookingglass theatre, pretty darn intense! i like to hit up billy dec's spots in chicago, you know, rockit and sunda and underground, and i know he's buddies with schwimmer, they're out all the time together or whatever and saw on his blog that you can buy tickets to the chicago premiere AND go to the after event where tic sales benefit a rape foundation, i'm in! any chicagoans should check it out, here's the link for info and tix, i'm excited!! http://bit.ly/b3BJGd clive...here i come!

quinn kukanza on Oct 15, 2010

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