New Project announced!

Exciting new project has just been announced for Jonathan!

From ET:

Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Rhys Meyers to Star in Fishy New Comedy

Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are teaming up for a new comedy, ‘Whole Lotta Sole,’ which is set to film in Belfast, Ireland in 2010.

‘Sole’ finds Rhys Meyers playing a thief whose attempt to plunder a fish market leads him to take Bacon’s character hostage. Rhys Meyers has to stay one step ahead of both the police and a local gangster.

Jay Russell (‘My Dog Skip’) has signed on to direct a script written by Terry George (‘Hotel Rwanda’) and Thomas Gallagher. Russell said of the project, in part, “This is a great comedy project, not like Terry’s usual political fare. It’s very exciting to have one of the best young actors today, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, teamed up with one of the greats, Kevin Bacon.”

Sophie Okonedo (‘Dirty Pretty Things’) and James Nesbitt (‘Match Point’) will co-star.

From Screen Daily:

Kevin Bacon joins British ensemble on Essential’s Whole Lotta Sole
6 November, 2009 | By Jeremy Kay

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Kevin Bacon, Sophie Okonedo and James Nesbitt will star in the comedy Whole LottaSole, which Essential Entertainment is selling here.

Jay Russell will direct on location in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in early 2010 from a screenplay by Terry George (Hotel Rwanda) and Thomas Gallagher, who are both producing.

The story centres on a botched fish market robbery that leads to the involvement of the local police and a gangster out for revenge.

“We’re all very excited to be working with Jay, Terry and the terrific global cast they’ve assembled,” Essential’s president of worldwide distribution John Fremes said.

“Whole Lotta Sole has the traditional beats of a gangster film and the tension of a hostage situation but what sets it apart is the comedy throughout and that it’s ultimately a story full of heart.”

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4 Comments

  1. laura says
    08 November 09 at 7:56am

    I’m so glad he is doing well and got another job. I was wondering what he was going to do next after Tudors wrapped. There’s not enough stories about JRM. I need my fix and new pictures of him.

  2. Carol says
    09 November 09 at 7:34am

    I am delighted that Jonathan has got a new film project to work on – I think that a comedy will make a nice change after the intensity of playing Henry V111 for so long.

    I think that Jonathan is a superb actor. Time and again he shows what a terrific range he has got by taking on such a varied range of roles.

    I hope that all works out really well for you Jonathan.

    God Bless
    from Carol xx

  3. Zayna says
    09 November 09 at 4:18pm

    Can’t wait to see Jonathan in a comedy. Though I still have trouble with him and Kevin Bacon in the same scene…I keep thinking “Footloose”…oops, there I go aging myself. :P

  4. Katie says
    15 February 10 at 4:01pm

    Love , love, love, JRM!
    Not only for his acting roles, (especially Henry!!!), but his refreshing honesty when he is interviewed about his line of work.
    I can’t get enough info. on him either…I get my JRM fix everyday and I really enjoy knowing what he is doing…everyday!
    I truly have NEVER been so enthralled with any “public” person like I am with JRM!
    I think my lovely husband is starting to feel a little jealous after 18 wonderful years, but I can’t help myself…JRM is so interesting to me!
    Keep up the good work, Jonny, and don’t let that drinking, (which I can relate to!), change the course of your amazing life!
    Hugs!
    Katie

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