Owen to tackle the comedy genre.

Clive Owen (‘Shadow Dancer,’ ‘Shoot Em Up’) has signed up to star in ‘The King of the Castle,’ a comedy feature that will mark the directorial debut of ‘The Sitter’ scribes Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka.

While there are not many details to go on, The LA Times is hearing word that the film will see Owen playing a philanderer who is blackmailed by a teenager.

Jonathan Gordon (‘The Silver Linings Playbook’) will produce with financing coming from Benaroya Pictures (‘Margin Call’)