New Project announced!
Exciting new project has just been announced for Jonathan!
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.”