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.
Thankyou to Howard Kaplan who has posted the first official poster for the release of Damascus Cover. We have also been informed that a small part of the film will be premiering at Cannes which runs from May 13th – 24th due to it still being in post production. Very exciting news!
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“Stonewall” (starring Jeremy Irvine & Jonathan Rhys Meyers) to be released this fall by Roadside Attractions pic.twitter.com/fi32DYU8ig
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These files have been sat on my HD for almost a year but finally found the time to get them sorted and ready to upload which now takes the pictures in the gallery past 60,000. I also decided to upload those seeing as though Jonnys new look for Damascus Cover reminded me so much of this film. The quality isn’t that great but it was the best I could get. If you haven’t seen the film before there are potential spoilery moments so check them out at your own risk. The film is slightly odd yet strangely intriguing. If anyone wants to look for it I’d suggest also searching for it under it’s alternate title ‘The Secret Wing’. The filmography page has also been updated now screen captures are available here. A new on set picture from Damascus Cover has also been uploaded here
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The official Damascus Cover page has released the first behind the scene picture of Jonny filming earlier this week. Click on the picture to see the full sized version in the gallery.
In other news the film has been sold to buyers in Europe and Asia according to Screen Daily
Deals have closed with Flins y Piniculas (Spain), Gulf Films (Middle East), PT Prima Cinema (Indonesia), Discovery (Former Yugoslavia), Mountain Pictures (South Korea) and KRU Group (Malaysia). Xeitgeist Entertainment Group has joined UK-based Big Book Media as investment and production partner on the film, about a veteran spy sent to Syria to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist and his family out of Damascus.
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.
I have added screen captures from Another Me in high definition to the gallery. Don’t click on the link below if you don’t want the film to be spoilt in any way but if you decided too, enjoy!
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I am so excited about this one (Ok I’m excited about all new projects but yeah..) I can remember hearing about this a few weeks back as my friend Nicole has a fansite for Emilia Clarke and I’m so pleased to be posting that Jonny will be working with her in Tuscany, Italy on a new project called “Voice from the Stone”. Jonny confirmed his casting last night at The Barretstown 20th Anniversary Gala Ball to Gossip.ie who first broke that he would be attending the event. The role he will play is unknown for now but you know I’ll post when the information becomes available
Jonathan, 37, revealed he is set to star alongside Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke Set in the upcoming thriller Voice From the Stone. The actor revealed his happy news as he attended The Barretstown 20th Anniversary Gala Ball in Dublin last night. – Source; goss.ie
According to H Films, Jonathan has joined the cast of “The Damascus Cover” which is also starring Abigail Spencer (Oz The Great and Powerful, Suits) with the plot described as
“A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria”.
By the sounds of it it sounds as though from first impressions Jonathan has a main role within this project. No more information is yet available but I will post more when it does
Edited September 11th; Howard Kaplan (author of the book) has confirmed in this posts comments Jonny has the lead role in the film. Filming will begin October 13th in Morocco