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David Schwimmer to Direct "To Catch a Predator: The Movie"

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 16, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 16, 2009 |

It’s been a banner month for former “Friends” cast members. Courteney Cox’s new sitcom “Cougar Town” began on ABC; ABC also picked up Matthew Perry’s next television project, which he will write and star in; Matt LeBlanc had a new show, with a great premise, picked up by Showtime and the BBC; Lisa Kudrow probably signed onto another indie flick that no one will ever see; and even Jennifer Aniston signed on to Office Space 2 (joke. That’s a joke).

So, what’s up with David Schwimmer? After his horrible directorial debut, Run Fatboy Run, starring Simon Pegg (who isn’t even fat!), Schwimmer is going behind the camera again for a project that sounds like absolutely nothing you’d ever expect of Schwimmer. He’ll be directing a “dark drama” called Trust, starring Clive Owen and Catherine Keener.

Come again.

It’s true. Based on an Andy Bellin screenplay, Owen and Keener will play the parents of a 14-year-old girl who are stunned to discover she has been victimized by an adult who gained her trust posing as a teenager on a chat room. The movie deals with the damaging effects the online sexual predator has on the family.

Sounds pretty bloody awful, notwithstanding Owen and Keener’s presence.

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