Potential new film project with producer of Velvet Goldmine
The Cannes Film Festival is happening now and many production companies are in town seeking financing and distribution deals. From the Cannes Market News, comes word about a potential project that Jonathan is part of:
CHRISTINE VACHON, CARGO TEAM FOR LONDON TOWN
CARGO ENTERTAINMENT (The Angriest Man in Brooklyn) has added London Town to its Cannes slate. The new project will be produced by Christine Vachon and Sofia Sondervan. The cast for the package being presented in Cannes, includes Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Liv Tyler and Daniel Huttlestone. Huttlestone played the role of Gavroche in Les Miserables.
The film is set in England in 1978 as unemployment hits a high. 14-year old Shay Baker (Huttlestone) has a hard time, as his family tries to stay afloat and his father (Rhys Meyers) works two jobs. One day, Shay’s estranged mother sends him a cassette of music from London and he is captivated by the band The Clash. The music and a young punk woman helps him keep going.
The coming-of-age adventure will be directed by Derrick Borte. Borte’s previous credits include The Joneses. Sondervan’s credits include Cadillac Records and Feel The Noise. Vachon’s past films include Velvet Goldmine and Kill Your Darlings.
Based in New York, Cargo Entertainment was founded in 2011 by Marina Grasic, Jan Korbelin and Mark Lindsay. It is a worldwide sales, financing, production and distribution company.