Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom are moving out of "Elizabethtown" and into different "Cities."
The starring duo of Cameron Crowe's 2005 romantic drama are joining Clive Owen for an international thriller covering a hot button topic: world finance, according to The Playlist.
"Cities" is a cautionary tale about greed and ambition that blends three interlinking storylines: in New York, a hedge fund manager (Owen) pursues money, sex and power; in London, a young couple struggles to buy a house; and in Mumbai, a cop investigates his corrupt colleagues who have ties to property speculators.
Dunst will be playing the role of Kate, who appears in Owen's storyline, and we're assuming Bloom will be playing one half of the London couple... so it's unlikely they'll actually be sharing any screen time together. Maybe they'll at least talk on the phone like they did for, like, an hour in "Elizabethtown?"
"Cities" is set to be directed by Roger Donaldson, who can deliver a crackerjack thriller when he puts his mind to it, as he proved with "No Way Out" and "Thirteen Days." However, he's also the guy who brought us "Cocktail" and "Species," so... we'll see.
Kirsten Dunst is currently enjoying something of a career resurgence thanks to her acclaimed performance in Lars Von Trier's "Melancholia." She'll be seen next year in the Jack Kerouac adaptation, "On the Road," and in the sci-fi romance, "Upside Down."
Orlando Bloom... well, he could use a career resurgence himself, and we hope he gets one, pronto. Meanwhile, he's currently rocking the facial hair in "The Three Musketeers" and will be seen next year in "The Laureate," "Idea in America" and, of course, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," which opens Dec. 14, 2012.
Production on "Cities" is scheduled to begin next spring in New York, London and Mumbai.