Clive Owen Plays Notorious Detective in ‘Monsieur Spade’ Crime Drama Trailer (Exclusive)

Clive Owen plays Dashiell Hammett’s dashing private investigator Sam Spade of The Maltese Falcon novel fame, forced out of a quiet retirement in the South of France and back on the case to solve murders, in the trailer for AMC’s Monsieur Spade.

The crime drama will also feature guest-starring appearances from Alfre Woodard and Dean Winters, portraying Virginia Dell and Father Matthew, respectively.

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Monsieur Spade is set in 1963 when legendary private detective Spade (Owen) is enjoying a peaceful retirement in the South of France. But the rumored return of an old adversary changes everything.

Six beloved nuns have been brutally murdered at the local convent. As the town grieves, secrets emerge and new leads are established, all of which has Spade, in his trademark fedora and trench coat, connecting the crime scene to a mysterious child believed to possess great powers.

“Everyone from the Vatican to French Intelligence to the CIA is after this kid. This has spoiled my tranquility,” an irritated Spade complains at one point in the trailer, as his preference for swimming nude in a luxurious swimming pool and pursuing local, village lovers is disturbed as trouble comes calling.

The six-episode drama is co-created, written and executive produced by Emmy winner Scott Frank (The Queen’s Gambit), who also serves as director, and Tom Fontana.

The limited series was shot on location in France and also stars Cara Bossom,  Denis Ménochet, Louise Bourgoin, Chiara Mastroianni, Stanley Weber, Matthew Beard, Jonathan Zaccaï and Rebecca Root. Barry Levinson, Teddy Schwarzman, Michael Heimler, Owen, Caroline Benjo, Barbara Letellier, Simon Arnal, Carole Scotta, Carlo Martinelli and David Helpern also share executive producer credits.

The crime drama is produced by Black Bear and co-produced by Haut et Court TV and Canal+. FilmNation Entertainment is handling international distribution outside of North America.

Clive OWEN, Cara BOSSOM in Monsieur Spade.
Clive Owen, Cara Bossom in Monsieur Spade

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