Trio sign up for Clooney's Clayton
British actor Tom Wilkinson, who has starred in The Full Monty, Shakespeare In Love and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind has signed on to the project.
Wilkinson is joined by The Beach, Adaptation and Constantine actress Tilda Swinton and Sydney Pollack, who has directed The Interpreter and The Firm, as well as appearing in Eyes Wide Shut.
Michael Clayton has been written by Tony Gilroy, who will direct the film as well.
Gilroy has written screenplays for both The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy, as well as working on scripts for The Devil's Advocate with Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino and Armageddon with Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck.
In this latest offering, Clooney is to play the lead role of Michael Clayton, a New York lawyer who deals with problematic high-profile clients.
Filming is due to get underway at the beginning of 2006, after Clooney has finished on Steven Soderbergh's The Good German.
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