Frank Miller takes on ‘Trouble’

Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment have set Frank Miller to adapt the Raymond Chandler novella “Trouble Is My Business” as a star vehicle for Clive Owen. Strike partners Marc Abraham and Eric Newman are producing; Owen and Phil Clymer exec produce. “Sin City” was Miller’s first collaboration with Owen. “Trouble Is My Business” was chosen partly because it provides the actor with a similar chance to frame the narrative with a compelling voiceover, using Chandler’s hardboiled prose as hard-drinking private eye Philip Marlowe cracks cases, busts heads and romances femme fatales in 1940s Los Angeles.

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