AceShowbiz - First look at Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Joely Richardson in "The Aspern Papers" has arrived online in the form of photo. ARRI Media International has released the still which finds the 40-year-old Irish actor's character, Morton Vint, being clad in a dapper waistcoat and shirt as she is seemingly in the middle of conversation with the 53-year-old British actress'.
In the upcoming period drama, Jonathan's Morton is described as a young writer who tries to obtain romance letters a poet sent to his mistress. The leading lady of the upcoming period drama is Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave, who plays Juliana Bordereau, Morton's mistress. Meanwhile, Joely takes the role of Miss Tina, Juliana's niece.
Set in Venice in the late 19th century, "The Aspern Papers" tells the story of an ambitious editor, who is obsessed by the romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern and his short and wildly romantic life. Traveling from the U.S. to Venice, he is determined to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his lover and muse, Juliana, who ferociously guards their secrets.
Based on Henry James' novel of the same name, the upcoming drama also stars Jon Kortajarena, Poppy Delevingne, Morgane Polanski, Alice Aufray, Barbara Meier, Nicolas Hau and Lois Robbins. It is the feature film debut of French director Julien Landais, who is also set to produce the film alongside Gabriela Bacher. In addition, Landias co-wrote the screenplay with Jean Pavans and Hannah Bhuiya.
"The Aspern Papers" is currently in post-production, with the film being set to open in theaters across the United States sometime this year.
Aside from the period drama, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers has another movie in post-production, "Holy Lands". He can next be seen in "Damascus Cover", a thriller about a spy navigating the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria, which is due out this summer, on June 2 to be exact.