Signed to Woody Allen’s next film

Just got word that Jonathan has signed on for a part in Woody Allen’s next film. Production starts in July. More from movies.com: Woody Allen Flick Gets Cast Woody Allen, a director never content to rest on his laurels (even when some critics might wish that he would), has begun casting his upcoming summer movie project. Kate Winselt, Emily Mortimer, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are the first actors to sign on for the film, according to Variety. Interestingly, the notoriously reclusive and Manhattan-centric auteur has decided to film the...


I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead website up

The official US website for “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” is finally online with some new release date information. The film will be opening in New York City on June 18 of this month. June 25th it will expand to Los Angeles and other select cities. Jonathan was interviewed on a Japanese cinema program that aired on TV recently. You can read a transcript of the interview on the program’s website.


Possible new projects

News on upcoming projects… Jonathan has been offered a part in “Vinyl”, which centers on the women behind a male rock band that is on the verge of signing a successful record deal. The hot cast includes Anna Faris, Thora Birch, Lukas Haas, Jena Malone, and Rosario Dawson. Filming is tentatively scheduled to begin this summer in Los Angeles. “Perfect Creature” is also expected to start filming this June in New Zealand. No confirmation yet if Jonathan will be doing this project or not.


Japanese Magazines

Jonathan was expected to attend yesterday’s Harry Potter premiere in New York City but there’s been no reports if he did indeed turn up. “Vanity Fair” is being mentioned that it may premiere at the Venice Film Festival that runs in early Fall. Like the DVD “Pulse” (“Octane”), the DVD of “The Lion in Winter” will be out July 20. You can preorder a copy through Amazon. “The Lion in Winter” is now airing on Showtime and has been garnering excellent reviews. More Japanese magazine features on Jonathan: FRaU,...


The Lion in Winter

‘Lion’ roars with wintry wit, vitriol by Sarah Rodman The Boston Herald, May 23, 2004 “The Lion in Winter” should be required holiday viewing. Anyone who thinks their family can lay claim to the dysfunction crown will be humbled by this historical tale of scheming royal family members who betray each other with the casual cruelty of a “Survivor” tribemate. Luckily, in this Showtime remake, they also do it with the elegance and withering wit of James Goldman’s magnificent screenplay, which deservedly won the Oscar for the 1968 original...


Lots of Movie News

Lots of movie news to report. First up, you can view a trailer for Vanity Fair on Yahoo! Movies. The film is scheduled for a limited release September 1 in the US. It is not playing at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. “The Lion in Winter” will have it’s premiere screening in Los Angeles on May 11 at the Pacific Design Center. No word on what cast members will be in attendance. It will have it’s premiere airing on May 23 on Showtime. Check local listings for all showtimes....


Video message to fans

“The Emperor’s Wife” is playing May 7 at the Commonwealth Film Festival in Manchester, England. (Thanks to Gadhelic for that info.) Jonathan is featured in the May issues of the Japanese editions of Glamourous and Dazed & Confused. There is also an excellent write-up in the May issue of Sight & Sound on “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead”. You can view a wonderful video message from Jonathan to all his fans about his recent trip to Japan and “The Tesseract” at the Artist Film website. It’s not to be...


Homme Numéro

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers By Nathalie Fraser Homme Numéro, Spring n.7 2004 1977, the year punk broke. It’s also the year in which Jonathan Rhys-Meyers was born, so it’s hardly surprising to discover in the attitude of the Irish actor certain basic tenets of the punk ethos, its speed and anger. Jonathan stands out by his refusal to play to type and the nervous intensity of his creative vision. Spotted at the age of fifteen, he rapidly landed a series of increasingly important parts. He’s played a bloodthirsty soldier...


The Lion in Winter coming soon

You can now view a trailer for “The Lion in Winter” at the Hallmark Entertainment website. The film is set to air Sunday, May 23 on the Showtime Network. There will be a premiere for the film in Los Angeles in early May. Showtime is going to also air a behind the scenes look at “The Lion in Winter”: TRACKING “THE LION IN WINTER” 17m A look at the production of the Showtime Original Picture “The Lion in Winter” starring Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close in the fact-based story...


The Tesseract hitting festivals

“Prozac Nation” and “The Lion in Winter” are now out on DVD in Russia. First Look Home Entertainment no longer holds the rights to “The Tesseract” and has pushed back “Octane” for a mid-July release (thanks to Caroline for this new info). “The Tesseract” is making the film festival rounds. It recently screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and is scheduled to be part of the Method Fest. That festival will be held in Burbank, California during the week of April 2-8. You can now view a...

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