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Speculation on new project?

From an article on Malcolm McDowell, during his Cannes Film Festival press interviews, comes speculation about a possible new project in the works for Jonny: McDowell has spent decades as a journeyman actor in U.S. television with the occasional opportunity for something original such as Mike Hodges’ excellent “ll Sleep When I’m Dead.” He is planning to work with Hodges again on a screen treatment of the Thomas Mann novella “Mario and the Magician” costarring with Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Kaplan, who is raising the money for it, says they...

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New Project!

According to Variety and Production Weekly, Jonathan has been cast in a new period drama called “The Children Of Huang Shi” and set in China. From Production Weekly: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell, Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh will star in the period drama “The Children Of Huang Shi.” Roger Spottiswoode will direct from a screenplay by Jane Hawksley, about young British journalist, George Hogg (Meyers), who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse (Mitchell), saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese invasion of China...

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Possible new project?

From Bootstrap Films (thanks to Shelia for the find) comes word about a possible new project for Jonathan: Following on the success of the short film, WHAT IF, the project is currently being developed into a feature film. WHAT IF is produced by Bootstrap Films and Colin Farrell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Brendan Gleeson will star in the feature film version with Simon Delaney and Hugh Lee. The feature is a comedy, which tells the story of two movie stuntmen who, looking for a way out, write a...

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Toussaint

Another possible new project. From Variety: The N.Y.-based Louverture has also confirmed cast on the $30 million “Toussaint,” about 18th century Haitian revolution hero Toussaint L’Ouverture, which will mark Glover’s feature directing debut. Attached, said Barnes, are Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Roger Guenveur Smith (Final Destination), Mos Def, Isaach de Bankole (Casino Royale) and Gallic actor Richard Bohringer (Cavalcade). Pic’s script is by Barnes and Vijay Balakrishnan. It is produced by Glover, Barnes, Chris Curling at the U.K.’s Zephyr Films, Genevieve...

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New Project in the works

Jonathan is featured in the June 2006 issue of UK Glamour. And Production Weekly is reporting a new project for Jonathan that would start production late this year (and presumably after he completes production on 11 episodes of “The Tudors”): Michelle Williams to Play Bronte Source: Production Weekly May 11, 2006 Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain) is set to play the title character in Angela Workman’s Bronte, reports Production Weekly. The big screen biopic is based on the life of Charlotte Bronte, author of classic novel “Jane Eyre.”...

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New Project!

Exciting news to report about an interesting new project for Jonathan. From Zap2It: Showtime has snagged “Elvis” and “Match Point” star Jonathan Rhys-Meyers to take the lead role in “The Tudors,” a new series doubling as drama and English history lesson. Showtime has ordered 10 episodes of “The Tudors,” which will star Rhys-Meyers as Henry VIII, the ruler best remember for his later, more portly years. Instead, “The Tudors” will focus on the early part of his reign, which lasted from 1509 to 1547. Michael Hirst, who knows a...

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August Rush

From Production Weekly (thanks to moonatnight for passing this along): “Mission: Impossible 3″ co-stars Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, may reunite on Kirsten Sheridan’s upcoming fantasy love story “August Rush”. Freddie Highmore (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) and Robin Williams star in the film, which starts shooting February 13 in New York. Set in Central Park, it’s the story of young lovers and gifted musical prodigies Louis and Lyla have one night together before they are parted for ten years. But that one night leaves a legacy of...

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Signed to new project

There are some wonderful podcasts that have been posted on the official website for “Match Point”, featuring more interviews with Jonathan and his co-stars (thanks Shelia). Be sure to check them out! And some good news to report! Jonathan has been offered and accepted a role in “August Rush”, a film set in New York City and to be directed by Kirsten Sheridan. Filming begins next year in New York and co-stars Freddie Highmore and Robin Williams. “August Rush” is a fantasy love story set in Central Park, where...

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Match Point at Cannes

Jonathan attended this year’s Cannes Film Festival to promote Woody Allen’s new film, “Match Point”. It premiered on May 12 to glowing reviews. Jonathan received the Chopard Trophy for his work in the film as outstanding newcomer. He also attended the premiere of the final Star Wars film at Cannes with girlfriend Reena Hammer. The CBS 4 hour miniseries “Elvis” debuted to excellent ratings and reviews poured in praising Jonathan’s portrayal of Elvis Presley. There is much Emmy buzz now! Jonathan’s next film project, “Mission Impossible III” is set...

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Jonathan… as Elvis!

Jonathan has been cast to play Elvis Presley in a CBS 4 hour mini-series on the rock and roll legend. Filming starts in January in New Orleans with an expected airdate during May sweeps. This is the first biopic that has the approval of the Presley estate. Which means it can use original recordings of his music. Robert Greenblatt and David Janollari from HBO’s Six Feet Under are producing. From IGN: “He was the first person I’d ever thought of for the role,” said exec producer Howard Braunstein. “I...

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