Nobody ever met cuter: a romantic thriller about stealing with style.Reg’d © Library of Congress
She's practical; he's cultured.
She's brilliant; he's elegant.
She's serious; he's frivolous.
She's a lawyer; he's a crook.
She never loses; neither does he.
Daring British barrister Francesca Smithson is the darling of the press for her courtroom tactics.
She is appointed to defend American CFO Hugo Danch at hearings to extradite him to New York for absconding with a fortune from his crashing company Engone.
Proposed cast: Tim Robbins (Hugo)
She'd rather not. Hugo isn't all that savory—and she's in a rut, not only with her job but with her fiancé, Jason.
Proposed cast: Javier Bardem (Romeo)
—and, what is it, her spirit of fun? she is a little bored—she plays along!
Proposed cast: Anna Friel (Francesca)
Soon she's leading a double life—by night Romeo's bird of paradise, by day the defender of a man with a briefcase full of bearer bonds.