Fantastic news to hear Roots will premiere at the opening of Cannes this year! While the article states Jonathan is expected to attend conflicting schedules are always a possibility and that could change but keeping my fingers crossed!
A+E Studios’ historical drama miniseries “Roots” is set to have its international premiere on the opening night of the Cannes-set conference MipTV.
Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose and Malachi Kirby are all expected to attend the premiere screening along with exec producer Mark Wolper and co-exec producer LeVar Burton.
￼￼Developed by History and based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel, “Roots” charts the journey of a family fighting against the adversity of slavery while witnessing and contributing to notable moments in U.S. history, including the American Revolution and Civil War.
The Hollywood Reporter has uploaded an exclusive first look image of Jonny as Joe Strummer in the upcoming film London Town. Doesn’t he look amazing?!
Jonathan Rhys Meyers rocks out as The Clash frontman Joe Strummer in The Hollywood Reporter’s first look at London Town. The Stonewall actor portrays the iconic musician in the ’70s-set drama, which follows a teen who is introduced to the iconic punk band by his estranged mother.
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Very exciting news coming up lately with lots of project scheduled for release in 2016. I for one cannot wait to see all of them!
A+E Networks has lined up a roster of established actors and newcomers for its four- night, eight-hour event miniseries Roots, a remake of the iconic 1977 ABC mini, which drew critical praise and blockbuster viewership. Cast in the reboot, from A+E Studios, are Oscar winners Forest Whitaker and Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, Derek Luke, Chad L. Coleman and Erica Tazel.
Meyers (The Tudors) is Tom Lea, an uneducated slave owner desperate to claw his way into the elite company of Southern gentility
Behind the scenes at the Toronto Film Festival, film buyers got a sneak peek at a new movie starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Joe Strummer, the late lead singer of the Clash. The footage was appropriately shown at pop-up venue London House, set up for the UK film industry.
Meyers wowed viewers in a clip as punk legend Strummer, singing “White Riot.” “Everyone had goose bumps,” said a source who saw the footage from “London Town,” which is set in 1978. Meyers does all the singing as Strummer in the movie about a teen obsessed with the band. The Ramones and Buzzcocks are also on the soundtrack, and agencies ICM and CAA are selling US rights.
The Jonathan Rhys Meyers comeback has officially begun
The Irish heartthrob, arguably best-known for his starring role in TV’s The Tudors, has a major role in Roland Emmerich’s gay rights drama Stonewall, which debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival Sept. 18 and rolls out worldwide later this month, and is starring in upcoming cold war spy thriller Damascus Cover alongside John Hurt and Olivia Thirlby, which was shopped to buyers in Cannes. Now Meyers has landed another leading role, signing on to star in Shambhala, a survivalist drama set in the Himalayas.
The feature, set to begin shooting this fall, was written by emerging Australian filmmaker Summer Nicks, who will also direct. Meyers will play the lone survivor of a plane crash in the Hindu Kush mountain range in Northern Pakistan. Hit with sudden amnesia, he must fight to stay alive and reach civilization in a remote, unfamiliar land.
“It’s a beautiful journey, a hero’s journey,” Xeitgeist’s co-founder Mark Montgomery tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Our characters has lost his memory, but is rescued by a brother and sister who live in this remote region.”
“We’ve got a really sensitive, intelligent actor in Rhys Meyers,” adds Montgomery. “With all the problems he’s faced, what the press said about his troubles, we can definitely work with this guy. We’re backing Jonathan.”
Xeitgeist plans to shoot on location near the Himalayas as well as in Singapore. London-based Carnaby Sales & Distribution, which worked with Xeitgest on Damascus Cover, is handling international sales for Shambhala and will be introducing the project to buyers at TIFF.
Relativity: Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ ‘Damascus Cover’ Not Among ‘Casualties’ http://t.co/84PdY8TjJg
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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 ♥