The hit History Channel series Vikings has been renewed for a fifth season and it was just announced that Jonathan Rhys-Meyers will join the cast!
The upcoming fifth season will get 20 episodes, just like the fourth season that is currently airing.
“The brilliant writing and depth of historical research and authenticity brought to the screen by Michael Hirst paired with our talented cast and crew, has made this series one of the most compelling, visually stunning historical dramas on television,” an exec for History Channel said. “Vikings has raided the hearts of audiences and we are thrilled that Jonathan Rhys Myers will become a bigger part of the History family after his incredible performance in our upcoming production of Roots.”
Jonathan‘s next project is a film titled London Town, which takes place in 70′s London and follows a 14 year old boy who is introduced to the Clash by his estranged mother, and it changes his life forever.
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The movie, directed by Roland Emmerich, tells the story of a fictional young man caught up during the 1969 Stonewall riots. Danny Winters (Irvine) is forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent’s home and flees to New York. Alone in Greenwich Village, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the local watering hole The Stonewall Inn; however, this shady, mafia-run club is far from a safe-haven.
As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure atrocities and are repeatedly harassed by the police, we see a rage begin to build. This emotion runs through Danny and the entire community of young gays, lesbians and drag queens who populate the Stonewall Inn and erupts in a storm of anger. With the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers and his fiancée Mara Lane make a quick exit after the press night performance of Dear Lupin held at The Apollo Theatre on Monday (August 3) in London, England.
The 38-year-old actor’s upcoming film Damascus Cover reportedly won’t be a casualty of Relativity Media’s decision to file for Chapter 11, Variety reports, via a statement from the sales company Carnaby International.
“As an official representative of the film, I can confirm that there are no contractual commitments in place between these two parties and the film is still in pre-sale negotiations with buyers worldwide,” sales company Carnaby’s press representative Hayley Hamburg said in a statement.