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Asa Butterfield Planning to Blackmail Clive Owen in ‘King of the Kastle’

Weaver also stars in indie comedy

Asa Butterfield is planning a comic turn as Clive Owen’s adversary in the comedy “King of the Kastle.”

Michael Benaroya is producing through his Benaroya Pictures with Jonathan Gordon (“Silver Linings Playbook”). International Film Trust began selling “King of the Kastle” at Cannes.

Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka will direct the movie from their script, in which a middle-aged philanderer is blackmailed by a teenager. Jacki Weaver will co-star.

Butterfield, who’s deal for “Kastle” has not yet closed, stars in “Ender’s Game” and recently completed filming the Brit drama “X Plus Y.”

Gatewood and Tanaka wrote “The Sitter” and Jackie Chan’s upcoming “Skiptrace.”

The news was first reported by The Wrap.

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