Jonathan Rhys Myers Joins Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson In Henry James’ “The Aspern Papers”

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Academy Award® Winner Vanessa Redgrave and Golden Globe® Nominee Joely Richardson are headlining an all-star cast in the adaptation of Henry James’s novel The Aspern Papers.  Julien Landais is directing from an adaptation he wrote with Jean Pavans and Hannah Bhuiya.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”), Jon Kortajarena ( “Quantico”), Poppy Delevingne (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Morgane Polanski (“Vikings,”), Alice Aufray (Un village presque parfait) and Barbara Meier (Schreie der Vergessenen) have joined Ms. Redgrave and Ms. Richardson on location.

Set in Venice in 1885, Morton Vint (Rhys Meyers), an ambiguous young writer and publisher fascinated by iconic romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern, strives to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his beautiful mistress, Juliana Bordereau (Redgrave).

Now, decades later, Juliana lives in a Venetian palazzo with her niece (Richardson), whom she dominates and Morton tries to seduce. Production is currently underway on original location in Venice, Italy.

Gabriela Bacher is producing for Film House Germany’s Summerstorm Entertainment, alongside Julien Landais for Princeps Films. Executive Producers include James Ivory (who supported Landais through development), Charles S. Cohen of Cohen Media Group, Francois Sarkozy, Christian Angermayer, Klemens Hallmann and Charles-Henri de Lobkowicz. Bruno Wang serves as Co-Executive Producer. ARRI Media will be handling foreign sales.

Rhys Meyers was Emmy® nominated and won a Golden Globe® for his role in “Elvis,” and has since starred as King Henry VIII in “The Tudors,” for which he garnered two Golden Globe® nominations, as Dracula in “Dracula,” which he also produced, and currently stars as Bishop Heahmund in the History Channel’s Emmy Award® Nominated series “Vikings.” Notable film credits include: the Academy Award® nominated Match Point, Vanity Fair, Mission Impossible III, From Paris with Love, and many more.

Kortajarena is known for his role as Felix Cordova in ABC’s “Quantico,” and has previously starred in films including A Single Man, The Cliff, Skins, and more. Delevingne has appeared in television series including “The Royals” and “Love Advent,” and films including Pirate Radio, Elvis & Nixon, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Kingman: The Golden Circle. Polanski most recently starred in the History Channel’s Emmy Award® Nominated series “Vikings,” and her slate includes roles in films such as The Pianist, Oliver Twist, and The Ghost Writer. Aufray has previously appeared in Un village presque parfait. Meier is a German actress also known as the winner of the second cycle of Germany's Next Top Model.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and CAA; Jon Kortajarena by View Management and Untitled Entertainment and ICM Partner; Poppy Delevingneby LINK Entertainment and WME; Morgane Polanski by Jen Turner at Finley Management and 42 in the UK; Alice Aufray by Rosallie Miller Mann; and Barbara Meier by StormSolutions and bluesparrow.


Haute Tease

  • Wine Cellar Innovations Launches The Modern Wine Cellar Series

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Always seeking to explore new and creative avenues in the wine cellar building game, Wine Cellar Innovations recently introduced a new addition to its wine racking line-up, Wine Cellar Innovations Launches The Modern Wine Cellar Series.  

  • Fox Searchlight Pictures Dives Back into The World Of Wes Anderson With “Isle Of Dogs”

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Fox Searchlight Pictures announced today it has acquired worldwide rights to Academy Award nominee Wes Anderson's ISLE OF DOGS, the director's second animated feature, which Indian Paintbrush is currently producing in London.  

  • Oscar®-Winning Producer Greg Shapiro Joins AGC Studios As Head Of Film

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Academy Award winning feature film producer Greg Shapiro has joined recently launched content creation and global licensing operation AGC Studios as Head of Film, it was announced today by AGC’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Ford.   

  • HL London: New Tunes from The Vellas, Three Dimensional Tanx, Partisan, Hands off Gretel, featuring Lauren Tate

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    From Blue Soap here's a selection of our rock releases covering every genre from psych and indie to grunge. Your support is always hugely appreciated, so as ever please do drop me a line if you'd like to interview or feature any of our artists and I'll make arrangements.  

  • Academy Remains on the Defense Over OSCAR Night Best Picture Disaster; Keeps PwC

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences President Cheryl Boone Issac's recently informed the Academy members of its decision to maintain its storied relationship with the accounting firm of PriceWaterhouseCoopers despite the Best Picture snafu.

  • Entertainment Giants Turn to Web Sherriff John Giacobbi to Stop Music Piracy

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    John Giacobbi, Web Sheriff, has worked with the biggest names in entertainment including Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Adele, Bryan Adams and the Estate of Michael Jackson in the quest to stop pre-release music leaks, theft and internet piracy.

  • World-Class Contemporary Artists Donate Works To 2014 Tribeca Film Festival® Artists Awards Program Sponsored By Chanel

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    New York, NY – The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced the participants of this year's Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards Program, sponsored by CHANEL. Eight contemporary artists, including Tim Barber, Tony Bennett, Stephen Hannock, Matthew Modine, Catherine Murphy, James Nares, Alexis Rockman, and Clifford Ross will continue TFF's unique tradition of artists supporting one another with the donation of their artwork, which will be presented to the filmmakers whose films are selected by the TFF jury as winners in their respective categories. The Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards Program was created by TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal to celebrate New York artists.