London-based sales and distribution banner Carnaby International has locked down a series of acquisitions for its post-cold war Middle East-set spy thriller, Damascus Cover. Among the pickups for the Jonathan Rhys Meyers and John Hurt-starring title, currently in post-production, were HGC in China, India’s Empire Networks and South African distributor Crystal Brook.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors, Mission: Impossible III) is set to take the lead in spy thriller Damascus Cover, producers said Monday.
Rhys Meyers was announced alongside fellow cast members Olivia Thirlby (Juno, No Strings Attached), John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,Alien), Igal Naor (Green Zone, Munich) and Navid Negahban (Homeland). The film is being produced by U.K.-based Big Book Media, while Carnaby International will launch global sales in Berlin.
Directed by Daniel Berk, whose previous outing as director was 1998’s undead horror sequel Sometimes They Come Back… for More, and produced by Hannah Leader (Lucky Number Slevin, Gosford Park), Damascus Cover is based on a 1977 novel by Howard Kaplan
“I’m enormously excited about this role. This was a hugely significant time in the conflict in the Middle East, post-Cold War and with the collapse of the Berlin Wall, when an amount of spies were redeployed to the Middle East, where the theater of covert operations would now take precedence,” said Rhys Meyers, who is also starring in Roland Emmerich’s fellow European Film Market title Stonewall.
Damascus Cover will get its world premiere in Berlin.
According to the Irish Post and Irish Central, Jonathan is to be honoured for his work in film this October in London!
The date is set for the 2014 Irish Post Awards gala, and actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers will take the stage upon accepting the 2014 Legend Award. The Irish Post is the biggest selling national newspaper to the Irish in Britain, widely loved and respected by the Irish community. Award winning Northern Irish broadcaster and journalist Eamonn Holmes will be returning as Master of Ceremonies, and this year actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers will be receiving the 2014 Legend Award. “Jonathan has worked very hard from an early age in life and the story of his own career development is fascinating,” Loane said. “We are delighted to be able to recognize and honor his remarkable accomplishments.”
Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ achievements in film and television are to be recognised at this year’s Irish Post Awards. The Cork-raised actor will receive the Irish Legend award in recognition of his 20-year long career. He will also attend the black-tie event in London this October
HUGE congratulations to Jonathan, I can’t think of anyone more deserving for the award nor anything more fitting to pay tribute to his 20 years in the film industry ♥
Actors Jeremy Irons and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are set to join the cast of the silver screen adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s The Secret Scripture. The Irish Independent has learnt that the two well-known stars are in negotiations to join female leads Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave in the big budget production, which will start filming this June, and are expected to sign contracts in the next 10 days.
It is not yet known what characters Irons and Rhys Meyers are being lined-up to play in The Secret Scripture, but a source confirmed they will both take on prominent roles
The project, which has been in the pipeline for nearly two years, will be entirely shot in Ireland over the summer, with an Irish crew – giving a further boost to the film industry as well as the Irish economy.
Source – The Irish Independent
Well guys, the viewer ratings are in and guess which show debuted at #1 with a staggering 5.3 million (and rising) viewers?! What makes it even better is the fact that Jonathan was also a producer on the episode! Well done to everyone involved and here’s to more ratings like that over the coming weeks!
NBC unveiled its new Friday block last night with the return of Grimm and the launch of Dracula at 10 p.m. Fast National returns give the freshman series a 1.8 rating with adults 18-49 and 5.3 million viewers. The network’s first scripted push into the hour in some time, it won the hour in the demo and held 100 percent of its lead-in – Source; THR
I found out yesterday that Jonny gave another interview I’m assuming last month, this time with a Serbian magazine called Serije+
I am working on also translating this article for our Press Archive so I will edit this post when I have added it. For now I have added 4 scans from the magazine, enjoy! Edit; article now in our press archive
I have added the scans from an interview Jonathan did last month with Cosmopolitan. A huge huge thankyou to the lovely Eva who scanned her magazine for me! I am working on translating the actual interview to add to our Press Archive as best as I can as Hungarian is not the easiest language to translate
Magazine Scans > 2013 > Cosmopolitan Hungary [+003]
Well we are being rather spoilt this week! Jonathan gave another interview to the Irish Sun in which he talks about Dracula, which version he is basing his interpretation on, how he plans on playing him and why he’s not allowed to play music with his brothers
There’s something about me physically which makes me look just a little bit dangerous…
Everyone working on the set of the upcoming NBC/Sky series of the same name, which airs later this year, says the Cork native was born to play the role.
Everyone talks of how calm and focused he is on Dracula and how much he brings to the part.
I have added the article to our archive and you can read it here