Washington, Jan 24 : Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Wilkinson have signed on to star alongside Julia Roberts and Clive Owen in "Duplicity".
Tony Gilroy is directing the Universal Pictures drama from a script he also penned.
Thornton and Wilkinson will play the CEOs of rival pharmaceutical companies in the movie.
They are racing to corner the market on an innovation that will bring wild profits.
Roberts and Owen play corporate spies who try to manipulate which corporation will win.
The movie will see Wilkinson reteaming with Gilroy after he received a supporting actor Oscar nomination for the Gilroy-directed "Michael Clayton."
On board as producer is Laura Bickford, reports Variety.
Thornton recently completed work on "The Informers" and is now filming the D.J. Caruso-directed drama "Eagle Eye" for DreamWorks. Wilkinson moved from "Valkyrie" to the Jay Roach-directed HBO film "Recount."