A project long ago speculated about has been brought up again as Jonathan’s possible next project after “Shelter” (and before season 3 of “The Tudors” starts filming.) A recent article about Malcolm McDowell reports:
Like Travis, McDowell has proved a resilient soul, and his fortunes have revived in recent years. It is now more than 20 years since he last smoked a cigarette, drank alcohol or did drugs. He recently began work on an adaptation of the Thomas Mann novella Mario and the Magician by the Get Carter director Mike Hodges. He plays opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers, with whom he worked on I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2003): “I had to bugger him, poor blighter. He’ll get his own back with this one, big time.”
You can read more information about the Thomas Mann novella on Wikipedia.
Sources: Sheila, 59walnut56, Times Online