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Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joined Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson in The Aspern Papers, an adaptation of Henry James’s novella of the same name.

Jon Kortajarena, Poppy Delevingne, Morgane Polanski, Alice Aufray and Barbara Meier have also joined the cast.

Set in Venice in 1885, Morton Vint (Rhys Meyers), a 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. 

Now, decades later, Juliana lives in a Venetian palazzo with her niece, whom she dominates and Morton tries to seduce. 

Julien Landais is directing from an adaptation he wrote with Jean Pavans and Hannah Bhuiya. Production is currently underway in Venice, Italy.

Meyers won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role in Elvis and has since starred in The Tudors, Dracula, and Vikings. His film credits include Match Point, Vanity Fair, Mission Impossible III, and From Paris With Love.

Gabriela Bacher is producing for Film House Germany’s Summerstorm Entertainment, alongside Julien Landais for Princeps Films. 

The film is a co-production with UMedia, with post-production taking place in Brussels and Adrian Politowski, Gilles Waterkeyn and Bastien Sirodot serving as executive producers. 

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 serve as executive producers.