More on BILB release and the Tesseract

Thanks to alec757 again for passing along some cool tidbits… First, according The Irish News from February 1, Jonathan was part of a top list of the sexiest men in Ireland voted on by readers of Ireland’s celebrity and style magazine, Who. The list was called “the definitive list of Ireland’s 20 sexiest men for 2002″. Jonathan made it to number 4.

From the Hollywood Reporter comes the following report regarding Jonathan’s latest film project that is currently shooting in Thailand:

February 22, 2002
Major Japanese publisher Artist House is moving into film production, beginning with an adaptation of “The Tesseract,” Alex Garland’s second novel after best seller “The Beach.” Directed by acclaimed Hong Kong-based filmmaker Oxide Pang, the crime thriller previously was in development at BBC Films.

The project toplines Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Saskia Reeves and is shooting in Bangkok, Thailand. Co-production partners with Artist House are Japanese agency Aoi Advertising Promotions, Toshiba Digital Frontiers and Thailand’s Pang Bros. Production. Pang, who directed the recent Thai boxoffice hit “Bangkok Dangerous,” has scripted the adaptation with British novelist Patrick Neate. According to Artist House’s Tazu Mori, the film is the first in a lineup of properties the company is identifying for production with a particular focus on properties that straddle both English and Asian audiences. [...]

And lastly, a little bit about “Bend It Like Beckham” from the Daily Mail that includes a UK release date:

February 1, 2002
If David and Victoria Beckham’s crazy schedules can be coordinated, the couple may shoot the briefest of scenes for Gurinda Chadda’s entertaining movie Bend It Like Beckham. Filming has already finished, but the Beckhams have indicated they would like to appear in it, albeit fleetingly.

The hilariously funny movie is about a young Asian woman who takes the view that anyone can make aloo gobi, but no one can curve a football like Beckham. There are lovely performances from Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Juliet Stevenson. It opens here on April 19.

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