Meyers Turns French For “Belle”

“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.