Antonio Banderas (Once Upon a Time in Mexico, The Expendables 3) and Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Mission: Impossible III, “The Tudors”) will star opposite one another in the psychological thriller Black Butterfly, directed by Brian Goodman (What Doesn’t Kill You).
“In this taut psychological thriller, Paul (Banderas), a down on his luck screenwriter, picks up a drifter (Rhys Meyers) and offers him a place to stay. However, when the deranged stranger takes Paul hostage and forces him to write, their unhinged relationship brings buried secrets to light.”
The movie is based on the French film “Papillon Noir” written by Hervé Korian. Justin Stanley (“Stigmata”) and Steve Hilts are adapting a new screenplay for the film.
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group and Silvio Muraglia’s Paradox Studios are financing and producing Black Butterfly. Mikael Wiren and Alexandra Klim are Executive Producing. Producer Marc Frydman is also producing.
Silvio Muraglia commented, “Black Butterfly’ is a roller coaster ride of suspense, twists and turns that relies on superb writing, sophisticated acting and character work. Antonio Banderas intensity and versatility and Jonathan Rhys Meyers depth and range are the key to bring this film to life.”
Principal photography is slated to begin next month in Italy.