2002 May
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Bend It Like Beckham getting US release

Good news regarding the possible US release of “Bend It Like Beckham”. Fox Searchlight Pictures has reportedly bought the distribution rights to this film. Thanks to Sandy and Tiffany for passing this info along. Jonathan’s new project Octane, already has an official website up. You can visit it at www.octane-themovie.com. Only some minor information is up at the moment along with more details about the plot. Thanks to Random Harvest for sending the JRMfansite this link.

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Details on new projects

Lots of exciting news to report on new Jonathan film projects. First from Variety comes word that Jonathan is set to star in director Mike Hodges new film: Hodges, Owen “Sleep” together Friday May 3 By Dana Harris Director Mike Hodges will reteam with his “Croupier” star Clive Owen on the noir thriller “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” with Paramount Classics acquiring domestic distribution and certain international territories. Written by Trevor Preston, “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” tells of a former gang boss who is drawn back into the...

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Possible reason for Prozac Nation delay

Some rumors going around that “Bend It Like Beckham” will have a late 2002 US release date. We can only hope. Apparently, “Tangled” is going to be released in France May 15th under the title “Love Trouble”. “Tangled” may also be hitting Canadian theatres in mid July. Wonder why “Prozac Nation” was pushed back? According to an article in the Calgary Sun (thanks to The Williams Center for this link), the movie release date was pushed back because of comments made by Elizabeth Wurtzel, the author of the book...

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Glamour

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Glamour, May 2002 In World Cup year, the glass-shatteringly beautiful Jonathan Rhys Meyers, famed for his disruptive, sexually ambiguous roles, has decided to butch it up. By playing footie with a bunch of girls. Cast in the role of Joe, the football coach of an amateur women’s football team in Brit film Bend It Like Beckham, his biggest challenge wasn’t resisting the temptation to tackle his team-mates, but “to be more manly. I’m only 24, I look pretty young and as I’m the same...