Jonathan Rhys Meyers as “John” in American Night | Courtesy of Saban Films
Art and life collide in this stylish and wildly entertaining neo-noir thriller. When a highly coveted Andy Warhol painting suddenly surfaces, it triggers a chain reaction of danger-filled events for a colorful group of characters including: a forger turned art dealer (Jonathan Rhys Meyers, “The 12th Man”); a mobster and painter (Emile Hirsch, “Into The Wild”) with a penchant for scorpions; a seductive museum conservator (Paz Vega, “Sex and Lucia”); and a stuntman and wannabe ninja (Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”). Filled with daring double-crosses and surprising twists and turns, the race for the painting comes to an explosive conclusion…one American Night.
The Italian filmmaker, Alessio Della Valle started his career with short films like Paura d’amare. At the same time has done short and long length documentaries like Making of ‘AD Project’ and Napoleon Returns to Galleria Borghese. A film that won a nomination for the Best Italian Documentary at the Rome Independent Film Festival. He has represented Fox, MTV, Rai ad Disney as a director in various projects.
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers made his acting debut in 1994 in A Man Of No Importance. His big role came in Woody Allen’s film, Match Point, followed by other films like Mission Impossible III, August Rush, The Children of Huang Shi, From Paris With Love, and The 12th Man. The Irish actor has played iconic names on the small screen like Elvis Presley in the CBS mini-series Elvis and as Henry VIII in Showtime’s The Tudors. Besides acting, Rhys Meyers is also a musician and has been the face of several ad campaigns like Hugo Boss and Versace.
On the day of the American Night release I was connected with Alessio Della Valle and Jonathan Rhys Meyers via Zoom to talk about the film. They both discussed a great deal about art and Rhys Meyers went further on sharing trying to draw himself. In addition to discussing the advantages of participating in an indie film and filming the sexiest scene in the film with Paz Vega.
American Night is available in theaters, VOD and Digital October 1, 2021
Source: LRMExclusive, Saban Films