David Schwimmer's latest directorial effort Trust is about a teenager's involvement with an online predator, and the topic is especially important to the Friends alum. He has volunteered with The Rape Foundation for several years, and through the nonprofit met a father of a sexual assault victim who, in turn, inspired the film. David and his wife Zoe are expecting their first child, but he revealed that he didn't learn about the pregnancy until shooting wrapped. Instead, he said his chats with his lead actor and father-of-two Clive Owen helped bring the script to life. David also talked with us about how he plans to help his own son or daughter navigate our technology-saturated world and why this movie, which hits theaters on Friday, was such a passion project for him. Check out our interview with him below, as well our chat with his two stars, Clive and up-and-coming actress Liana Liberato.
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In Trust, Clive Owen and Liana Liberato play a father and daughter struggling to mend their relationship after an online predator threatens to tear their family apart. We sat down with the actors at their recent Beverly Hills press day to talk about the weighty subject matter, building a believable parent-child relationship, and their upcoming projects. Clive was still sporting the mustache for his role as literary icon Ernest Hemingway in Hemingway and Gellhorn. The HBO movie tells the story of the writer's relationship with war correspondent Martha Gellhorn, played by Nicole Kidman, and Liana also talked about working with the Oscar-winning actress in Trespass. Plus, check back soon to see our chat with director David Schwimmer and catch Trust in theaters this Friday, April 1.
Clive Owen still rocked his Hemingway and Gellhorn mustache last night at the LA premiere of Trust. The hot actor was joined by costars Catherine Keener and Viola Davis for the red carpet-less bash, along with director David Schwimmer and his pregnant wife, Zoe Buckman. Clive headed down to Southern California a few days ago to promote the thriller about a father defending his daughter against an online predator at their weekend junket. He was fresh off a few weeks in San Francisco, where he flaunted his facial hair around town and on the set of his new HBO project with costar Nicole Kidman.
Clive Owen and Catherine Keener star as parents of a teenage girl who befriends a fellow kid online — or so they're led to believe.
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