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New project “Altitude” in the works

From the just started American Film Market, comes word about a new project that Jonathan is in talks to star in that begins filming in January.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”) is in advanced discussions to join the thriller “Altitude” from writer/director Marc Fienberg.

Principal photography is set for January in South Africa. Rhys Meyers will portray a man who has planned the perfect romantic proposal to his girlfriend in front of their friends and family aboard a hot air balloon. Everything goes according to plan until an abrupt accident leaves only the couple and her estranged ex-boyfriend on board as the balloon rises at an out-of-control rate.

Rhys Meyers’ recent credits include “Vikings,” “Aspern Papers,” and “The 12th Man.” “Altitude” is being produced by J. Todd Harris for Branded Pictures Entertainment; Greg Schenz for 13 Films, in conjunction with Charl Van der Merwe of Silverline 360; and Irfaan Fredericks for Kalahari Film & Media. Tannaz Anisi is executive producing.

13 Films is handling international rights to the project and will be presenting it to buyers for the first time at the American Film Market. Rhys Meyers is represented by ICM Partners.

Source: Variety

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in talks to star in Altitude, a thriller set on on a runaway hot-air balloon in the works from writer-director Marc Fienberg. The pic is in preproduction and shooting is scheduled to start in January in South Africa. 13 Films is repping international rights to the project and is presenting it to buyers at the American Film Market, which kicks off Wednesday in Santa Monica. Meyers would play a man who has planned the perfect romantic proposal to his girlfriend in front of their friends and family aboard a hot air balloon. An abrupt accident leaves only the couple and Bailey’s estranged ex-boyfriend on board as the balloon rises at out-of-control speeds, forcing the trio to try anything to stay alive. Branded Pictures Entertainment’s J. Todd Harris, 13 Films’ Greg Schenz, South African based Charl Van der Merwe of Silverline 360 and Kalahari Film & Media’s Irfaan Fredericks are producers. Tannaz Anisi is executive producing. Meyers is repped by ICM Partners.

Source: Deadline

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