Nov 26 2006

Raoul Ruiz zu Letzebuerg

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Variety reports that Raoul Ruiz has marshaled a cast headed by John Malkovich, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Peter O’Toole, Damian Lewis, Saffron Burrows and Virginie Ledoyen for his period epic Love and Virtue, about the battles that raged within King Charlemagne’s empire.

British actor Lewis toplines as a knight in King Charlemagne’s court who falls for Ledoyen’s character. Malkovich and Madsen play barbarian marauders. Stephen Dillane (The Hours) plays Charlemagne, the first ruler of a united Western Europe since the fall of the Roman Empire.

Love and Virtue is produced by Fountain of Life Productions from a script written by Mia Sperber and Stefano Pratesi. The script is based on epic poems “The Song of Roland” and “Orlando Innamorato.”

The cast also includes Leonor Varela (Blade II), Vincent Perez (Nouvelle-France), Cristian de la Fuente (CSI: Miami”), Anna Massey (The Importance of Being Earnest), Alexa Rey and Boo Boo Stewart.

The film is scheduled to begin shooting March 21 on location in Belgium and Luxembourg before moving to London.

source: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17639

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Variety reports that Raoul Ruiz has marshaled a cast headed by John Malkovich, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Peter O’Toole, Damian Lewis, Saffron Burrows and Virginie Ledoyen for his period epic Love and Virtue, about the battles that raged within King Charlemagne’s empire.

British actor Lewis toplines as a knight in King Charlemagne’s court who falls for Ledoyen’s character. Malkovich and Madsen play barbarian marauders. Stephen Dillane (The Hours) plays Charlemagne, the first ruler of a united Western Europe since the fall of the Roman Empire.

Love and Virtue is produced by Fountain of Life Productions from a script written by Mia Sperber and Stefano Pratesi. The script is based on epic poems “The Song of Roland” and “Orlando Innamorato.”

The cast also includes Leonor Varela (Blade II), Vincent Perez (Nouvelle-France), Cristian de la Fuente (CSI: Miami”), Anna Massey (The Importance of Being Earnest), Alexa Rey and Boo Boo Stewart.

The film is scheduled to begin shooting March 21 on location in Belgium and Luxembourg before moving to London.

source: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17639

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  1. filmreakteron 28 Mar 2007 at 22:29

    The cast of Chilean-born director and producer Raoul Ruiz’s epic movie about the life of King Charlemagne and his war raged European Empire, “Love and Virtue”, includes several “big” names known to the motion-picture audience from earlier epic films.

    Raoul Ruiz has managed to get actor John Malkovich, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Peter O’Toole, Damian Lewis, Saffron Burrows and Virginie Ledoyen to sign on to play in the historic film-drama, Variety reports.

    Stephen Dillane is going to play the role as King Charlemagne, the first ruler of a united Western Europe since the fall of the Roman Empire.

    “It is a pleasure to work with such an outstanding cast and team that has put its heart and mind into creating a feature of superb cinematography, stunning sets and costumes, and unforgettable music,” commented Ruiz.

    The film is set in a period in history when much of Europe politically was in turmoil after the fall of the Roman Empire. Charlemagne emerged as one of the strong princes of the war-torn continent, and eventually established himself as the de-facto ruler of Western Europe.

    King Charlemagne is known to be the “founding father” of today’s France and Germany, and also to be the one who in many ways politically defined Western Europe.

    Director and Producer
    Raoul Ruiz

    “Love and Virtue” will be produced by Fountain of Life Productions from a script written by Mia Sperber and Stefano Pratesi. The script is based on epic poems “The Song of Roland” and “Orlando Innamorato.”

    The co-producers are Jimmy de Brabant and Bob Bellion of Delux Productions and Kwesi Dickson of Future Films.

    The picture is scheduled to begin shooting March 21 on location in Belgium and Luxembourg before moving to London.

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