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
At the photocall at the Four Seasons Hotel in Budapest a few weeks ago Jonathan gave an interview to the Irish Daily Mail in which he talked about playing Dracula, what it’s like to be on set playing the most famous Vampire in history and why he thinks he is perfectly suited for the role
Yet more going back to the past in the interview *rolls eyes*. It’s a shame journalists can’t move on but I know Jonny has and so have we :]
‘Dracula is the ultimate monster,’ the actor says, speaking in the Four Seasons Hotel in Budapest, where the series is filming until July.
‘Can I be scary? I’m not quite sure I’m the person to answer that,’ he laughs. ‘I think I could be. I try to be as charming as possible, but everybody’s got their off days.’
I have added it to our press archive so you can read the rest here
“Fox International has started production in Spain on Panda Eyes. Directed by Isabel Coixet (My Life Without Me, The Secret Life Of Words), the film stars Game Of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner, who is making her feature film debut. She’s surrounded by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rhys Ifans, Claire Forlani, Gregg Sulkin, Leonor Watling, Ivana Baquero, and Geraldine Chaplin. The film is a psychological thriller with Turner playing a woman haunted by a secret past. It is based on the Cathy MacPhail novel Another Me, and Coixet wrote the script. 20th Century Fox will distribute the Fox International film, a UK/Spain co-production that has Rebekah Gilbertson and Nicole Carmen-Davis producing for UK-based Rainy Day Films and Mariela Besuievsky producing for Spain-based Tornasol Films. Film Agency for Wales, Fox International Productions, the British Film Co. and DSK Ventures are financing the film”
Thankyou so much again to gamescope.ru we have been given the opportunity to watch the premiere that was held in Moscow on the 15th. Jonathan is absolutely on top form in this I so enjoyed watching it and seeing him bouncing around the red carpet and smiling. He appears at about 7:40 and is in the majority of the video until the end. Enjoy it!