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Date: 2015-02-02 17:11
Subject: “Stonewall” distribution news
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Good news regarding “Stonewall”. While still in post-production, it’s one step closer to a worldwide theatrical release. More details from ScreenDaily:

Roland Emmerich gay rights drama Stonewall scores international deal
19 January, 2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Goldcrest nabs rights to Stonewall starring Jeremy Irvine ahead of EFM.

UK sales outfit Goldcrest Films has nabbed international rights to Roland Emmerich’s gay rights drama Stonewall, starring Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King.

Warner Bros previously acquired rights in Germany while a US deal is understood to be in the works.

Currently in post-production, Stonewall recreates the events that culminated in the riots outside the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, in June 1969. The events are considered by many as a turning point in the gay rights movement.

Irvine plays Danny Winters, a young man who is kicked out of his home by his parents and flees to New York where, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the watering hole of local drag queens, gays, lesbians and everything in between: the Mafia-run Stonewall Inn.

There he meets the suave Trevor (Meyers), but catches the eye of the Stonewall’s repulsive manager (Perlman), who colludes with corrupt police, exploits homeless youth for financial gain and is even suspected to have had a hand in some of their ‘disappearances’.

Emmerich directs and produces Jon Robin Baitz’s (Brothers and Sisters) script, which marks a notable change of pace for the director best known for blockbusters including Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and White House Down.

Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman (Flyboys) and Carsten Lorenz (Harold & Kumar) also produce while executive producers are Adam Press, Michael Roban and Kirstin Winkler.

Pascal Degove, managing director of Goldcrest Films said: “Roland Emmerich has demonstrated time and again that he has a unique ability to connect with audiences of all shapes and sizes.

“It’s hugely gratifying to be working on his only independent film in decades, and we’re thrilled to be introducing Stonewall to our distributors at the EFM.”

Emmerich continued: “Goldcrest’s enthusiasm and insight makes them natural partners on a very personal filmmaking endeavour. We couldn’t be in better hands.”

Goldcrest will be introducing buyers to the project at the EFM.

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Date: 2015-02-02 17:00
Subject: Jonathan set to star in spy thriller “Damascus Cover”
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Tags:damascus cover, new projects

A project that was long in development has finally officially announced that filming starts this week. Jonathan is confirmed as the lead in new spy thriller “Damascus Cover”, based on a 1977 novel by Howard Kaplan.

More details from the Hollywood Reporter:

Berlin: Jonathan Rhys Meyers to Star in Middle East Spy Thriller
Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors, Mission: Impossible III) is set to take the lead in spy thriller Damascus Cover, producers said Monday. Production starts this week in Morocco.

Rhys Meyers was announced alongside fellow castmembers Olivia Thirlby (Juno, No Strings Attached), John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alien), Igal Naor (Green Zone, Munich) and Navid Negahban (Homeland). The film is being produced by U.K.-based Big Book Media, while Carnaby International will launch global sales in Berlin.

Directed by Daniel Berk, whose previous outing as director was 1998′s undead horror sequel Sometimes They Come Back… for More, and produced by Hannah Leader (Lucky Number Slevin, Gosford Park), Damascus Cover is based on a 1977 novel by Howard Kaplan.

Set in 1989 as the Berlin Wall falls in Germany, the plot — based on true events — centers on a veteran spy sent undercover in Syria to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist and his family out of the country. “I’m enormously excited about this role. This was a hugely significant time in the conflict in the Middle East, post-Cold War and with the collapse of the Berlin Wall, when an amount of spies were redeployed to the Middle East, where the theater of covert operations would now take precedence,” said Rhys Meyers, who is also starring in Roland Emmerich’s fellow European Film Market title Stonewall.

Alongside Big Book Media, the film is being supporting by local Moroccan production company H Films, which recently shot Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert. Damascus Cover will get its world premiere in Berlin.

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Date: 2014-07-27 08:30
Subject: Happy Birthday Jonathan!
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Please join the JRMfansite in wishing Jonathan a very happy and healthy birthday! Montreal is a beautiful city and we hope he enjoys this special day with his friends and family. With so many new projects currently filming or in the works like “Stonewall”, “Byrd & the Bees” and “Six”, we have much to look forward to and celebrate as well!
Happy Birthday Jonathan!

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Date: 2014-07-26 09:38
Subject: Dracula coming to Blu-ray and DVD
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While sadly “Dracula” was cancelled too soon, the brilliant 10 episodes will be available on Blu-ray and DVD this October 14.

Special features on the blu-ray include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • New Blood
  • Creating the World of Dracula
  • Dracula Rising Animated Series
  • Van Helsing’s Lost Tapes

You can pre-order a copy on Amazon today.

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Date: 2014-07-25 14:27
Subject: New science fiction thriller project for Jonathan
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Tags:dracula, new project, the secret scripture

The Irish Herald reports that unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts Jonathan is no longer part of “The Secret Scripture” along with Jessica Chastain.

However, today comes word about a potential new project for Jonathan… this time something very different for him, a science fiction thriller titled “Six”. It will reunite Jonathan with “Dracula” executive producer Tony Krantz.

From Moviehole:

Exclusive : Sarsgaard, Farmiga and Rhys-Meyers out for Six

Peter Sarsgaard, Vera Farmiga, and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers have boarded writer-director Tony Krantz’s (“24”) science-fiction thriller “Six”.

Described to us as a “claustrophobic space thriller that melds Alien with Gravity”, “Six” pits six people against each other when caught in a chaotic catastrophe in deep space.

Pic is set on a Jupiter Moon that experiences a deadly ice quake, leaving six survivors – all quickly running out of oxygen, and with only two space-suits to share amongst them – racing to a departing spaceship. The majority will do whatever it takes to get home.

Helmer Krantz was the EP on “Dracula”, starring Rhys-Meyers. He directed the 2011 film “Big Bang” starring Antonio Banderas.

Sarsgaard and Farmiga previously co-starred in “Orphan”.

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Date: 2014-07-25 13:44
Subject: Jonathan to receive Irish Post award
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Jonathan is set to receive the Legend award at this October’s Irish Post Awards!

From the Irish Post:

Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ achievements in film and television are to be recognised at this year’s Irish Post Awards.

The Cork-raised actor will receive the Legend award in recognition of his 20-year long career. He will also attend the black-tie event in London this October.

Rhys Meyers first sprung to public attention in 1996 with the movie The Disappearance of Finbar. He has since been nominated for Golden Globe and Emmy Awards and has appeared in a raft of successful movies, including Velvet Goldmine, Mission Impossible III, Bend It Like Beckham, Match Point and The Mortal Instruments.

He has also played Elvis Presley in the biographical TV mini-series Elvis, starred as King Henry VIII in historical drama The Tudors and played Bram Stroker’s Dracula in the NBC series Dracula.

Irish Post publisher Elgin Loane said: “Jonathan has worked very hard from an early age in life and the story of his own career development is fascinating. We are delighted to be able to recognise and honour his remarkable accomplishments.”

This year’s Irish Post Awards will take place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Thursday, October 23 and will feature a number of key personalities and speakers from the worlds of business, sport and showbiz.

TV presenter Eamonn Holmes will serve as the Master of Ceremonies, while details of other award winners will be announced in the coming weeks.

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