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Jonathan Rhys Meyers to Star in ‘THE ASPERN PAPERS’

August 5, 2017

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers will star opposite Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson in Julien Landais’ upcoming period drama THE ASPERN PAPERS, based on Henry James novel.

Jon Kortajarena, Poppy Delevingne, Morgane Polanski, Alice Aufray and Barbara Meier also costar. Currently shooting in Venice, Italy, the film is set in a 19th century plot.

Morton Vint (Rhys Meyers), a young writer and publisher fascinated by iconic romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern, and who strives to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his beautiful mistress Juliana Bordereau. Now, decades later, Julianna (Redgrave) lives in a Venetian palazzo with her niece (Richardson), whom she dominates and Morton tries to seduce.

Landais co-wrote the script with Jean Pavans and Hannah Bhiya. Gabriela Bacher produces for Film House Germany’s Summerstorm Entertainment, along with Julien Landais for Princeps Films. James Ivory, Charles S. Cohen of Cohen Media Group, Francois Sarkozy, Christian Angermayer, Klemens Hallmann and Charles-Henri de Lobkowicz executive produces.

Rhys Meyers can be seen in History Channel’s series Vikings season 5.

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