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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Talks to Board Jon Amiel’s Thriller BLUE ON BLUE

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Meyers Media Group (MMG) 
will start principal photography 
in July 2017

LA-based Meyers Media Group (MMG) announced on Jan. 19 that Jonathan Rhys Meyers, (Match Point, Mission: Impossible III, The Tudors) is in final talks to take the lead role in their upcoming production “BLUE ON BLUE.” 

To be directed by Jon Amiel (Entrapment, Creation, The Core) the script was penned by David Chisholm and is based on a story by Edward Brehm, David Chisholm and Ethan Cohan.

Producing for MMG are Lawrence Steven Meyers and Randy Dannenberg, and Brendan McDonald for McDonald Media. Executive Producers are John Evangelides and Jonathan Tybel, with Co-Producers Edward Brehm and Ethan Cohan.

MMG will also handle worldwide sales.

Inspired by true events, "BLUE ON BLUE" tells the story of Raymond Peele, a corrupt cop to be played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who uses his extensive charm and guile to ensnare an unsuspecting rookie cop in a daring web of deceit and betrayal. 

Peele's ruthless ambition in the cover up of another cop’s murder triggers a gang war that threatens to destroy the naive rookie, who will soon discover that the greatest danger to him lies within his own department.
Lawrence Meyers of Meyers Media Group (MMG) said, “Jon and I are very excited that our script has attracted such a household name to star in BLUE ON BLUE. Jonathan is a great actor with a wide range of roles on his filmography.”
Rhys Meyers’ illustrious career on the big screen includes starring in Woody Allen’s Academy-Award® nominated feature "Match Point" alongside Scarlett Johansson, J.J. Abrams’ "Mission: Impossible III" and cult classic "Bend it Like Beckham." 

Rhys Meyers has also impressed on the small screen and was rewarded with a Best Actor Globe for his starring role in the CBS television miniseries “Elvis.” 

He was honored again when he received his second Golden Globe nomination for his role as "Henry the VIII" in Showtime’s global hit "The Tudors" (2007-2010), which saw him working alongside director Jon Amiel for multiple episodes. 

Later this year Rhys Meyers is set to star alongside John Hurt in the upcoming Syrian set drama, Damascus Cover.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is represented by CAA and Brillstein Partners.

Jon Amiel is represented by Verve and Echo Lake Entertainment.

MMG previously announced Geoff Haley helmed terrorism thriller, Exchanged.

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