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Rhys Meyers Romancing Belle Du Seigneur

7 September 2010 1:52 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Clearly spending time nearly getting blown up in From Paris with Love hasn’t turned Jonathan Rhys-Meyers off to all things French, though for his next European adventure, he’s sticking with something a little more romantic, if still dangerous. The actor has signed on to the lead role in the adaptation of Albert Cohen’s novel Belle Du Seigneur.Glenio Bonder is behind the camera for the first time, directing the tale of a Jewish diplomat (Rhys-Meyers) who falls for, and starts an affair with, a married Swiss woman as World War Two kicks off. And his love interest? Model Natalia Vodianova, last seen in monstrous form providing the performance for Medusa in Clash of the Titans.Marianne Faithfull has also signed on to the movie, which has been co-written by James Dearden (no stranger to forbidden lust after his work on Fatal Attraction) and Life is Beautiful’s Vincenzo Cerami. »

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Jonathan Rhys-Meyer To Seduce in ‘Belle Du Seigneur’

4 September 2010 9:21 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Deadline reports Jonathan Rhys-Meyer, Henry VIII of The Tudors, will play the lead in the World War II era love story, Belle du Seigneur, opposite model Natalia Vodianova, who recently played Medusa in Clash of the Titans.

First time film director, Glenio Bonder, who is best known for his commercial work, will helm the project, which begins shooting October 25.

Based on Albert Cohen’s bestselling French novel, the film centers on “Solal, Under-Secretary of the League of Nations, who risks his reputation over an obsessive love affair with the rebellious, bored wife of a pompous League official,” according to Publishers Weekly.

Penned by James Dearden (Fatal Attraction) and Vincenzo Cerami (Life Is Beautiful) the adaptation of the 992 page novel is guaranteed to take some dark turns.

Will you come out for Belle Du Seigneur?

You can contact Kristy at kspuchko@thefilmstage.com and check out her production blog:decadentcriminals.com You »

- Kristy Puchko

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Meyers Turns French For "Belle"

3 September 2010 8:41 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Tudors" star Jonathan Rhys-Meyers has joined the cast of the French romantic drama "Belle Du Seigneur" reports Deadline.

Based on Albert Cohen’s bestselling novel, Meyers will play a Jewish diplomat who gets into a passionate affair with a married Swiss woman (Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova) on the eve of the Second World War. Marianne Faithfull also has a role.

Glenio Bonder makes his directing debut on the project which begins filming October 25th in Geneva before moving south to Italy.

James Dearden (Fatal Attraction) and Vincenzo Cerami (Life Is Beautiful) penned the script while Thierry de Navacelle, Jimmy de Brabant and Jean Luc Van Damme will produce. »

- Garth Franklin

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Fatal Attraction hops on to West End stage - and yes, the bunny will feature

9 May 2010 7:15 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Infamous Glenn Close and Michael Douglas film that scared many an adulterer to be made into play

Lovers of bunny rabbits should look away now – there were weekend reports that a stage version of the 1980s thriller Fatal Attraction is destined for the West End before Christmas.

The 1987 film, which grossed $350m, reputedly caused anguish to would-be adulterers across the world and outrage to feminists. Its plot centred on a New York lawyer's weekend affair with a publisher who then wreaks havoc with her increasingly deranged pursuit of him and his family, including the infamous "bunny boiler" scene in which she leaves his child's pet rabbit simmering in a pan of water.

Glenn Close, the actor who played Alex, the thwarted mistress, told an interviewer two years ago: "Men still come up to me and say, 'You scared the shit out of me.' Sometimes they say, 'You saved my marriage. »

- Stephen Bates

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