Ejiofor to star in ‘Children of Men,’ ‘Tonight at Noon’

Chiwetel Ejiofor has been set to star in the Alfonso Cuaron-directed “Children of Men,” as well as the Michael Almereyda-helmed indie “Tonight at Noon.” Ejiofor, who just starred with Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster in the Spike Lee-directed “Inside Man,” first joins Owen and Julianne Moore in the futuristic “Children of Men.” He plays the leader of a radical political faction bent on controlling the future of the human race; the movie is based on the P.D. James novel. He’ll then join Connie Nielsen, Lauren Ambrose and Rutger Hauer in “Tonight at Noon.” Ejiofor plays two characters in an Almereyda-scripted movie about New Yorkers who experience random encounters that define their lives.

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