26 March 2012 8:10 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Maybe it just comes with age, but as of late Clive Owen has taken to playing protective fathers ("Making the Boys," "Trust" are two recent examples). Even in the gonzo action film, "Shoot 'Em Up," he spent most of the film fiercely protecting a newborn from an army of gunmen, despite not being the kid's father. His latest, "Intruders," finds Owen exploring similar paternal terrain, albeit in a horror genre picture. In the film, helmed by Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("28 Weeks Later"), Owen plays John Farrow, a father of a 12-year-old girl (Ella Purnell), forced into action when his daughter is assaulted at night by a faceless being. A parallel story concerns a little boy in Spain visited by a similar mysterious figure. "Intruders" opens in limited release this Friday. Following that, audiences can catch him as author Ernest Hemingway in the upcoming HBO film "Hemingway & »

- Nigel M Smith

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