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8, view comments, george Clooney is being lined up to star in a sequel to Out Of Sight, the hit film which sealed his breakthrough as a big screen actor, the Daily Mail can reveal. Clooney played charming bank-robber Jack Foley, who falls for Jennifer Lopezs beautiful.S. Marshall Karen Sisco, in the 1998 film.
Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the film catapulted Clooney, then best-known for playing Dr Doug Ross in the medical television series ER, to movie stardom and featured steamy scenes of the screen heartthrob locked in a car boot with popstar Jennifer. Scroll down to watch George and Jennifer in a steamy clip from the original.
Back by popular demand: George Clooney is set to reprise his role in Out Of Sight. Real life: George with girlfriend Italian actress Elisabetta Cis in 2009. Out Of Sight was based on a novel by Elmore Leonard, the legendary American crime writer.
And Leonard, 85, today revealed that he has asked Clooney, 49, to revive the role in a sequel, called Road Dogs. Chemistry: The original featured Jennifer Lopez with George is said to feature Sandra Bullock.
He told the Mail: Clooney is one of the few actors who can deliver the words exactly the way that I heard them when I wrote them. 'Ive sent the new book to George.
The role is the same guy as Out Of Sight. I dont know if hes read it yet though. Road Dogs picks up the story with Foley leaving prison in Florida and travelling to California, where he gets caught up with a dangerous crime boss and his fortune-teller girlfriend.
Leonard, who published his first novel in 1953, is also in discussions with Samuel L Jackson and Morgan Freeman to star in an action thriller about the modern-day Somali pirates, based on his book Djibouti. Sandra Bullock has also been approached to play the lead role, a plucky documentary jennifer filmmaker, said to be part-inspired by Kathryn Bigelow, the Oscar-winning film director of The Hurt Locker.
Leonard said the only actor who could equal Clooney when it came to delivering his hard-boiled dialogue was Timothy Olyphant, who stars.S. Marshall Raylan Givens in Justified, the drama series set to return to Channel 5 USA.
Based on Leonards stories, the Kentucky-set series features Olyphant as a hard-bitten lawman who dispenses his own kind of justice. Leonard, who has written more than 40 novels, says he has no plans to retire.
He said: I might as well keep going. They pay me 12,500 every time Justified goes out as executive producer. I figure I should do something for the money.