Jeremy Irons Set to Star in Action-Comedy ‘Monumental’

Original announcement from May 16, 2015 in  Variety


Updated by Jeremy Irons .net on 22 August 2016

Jeremy Irons will now star alongside Maria Bello, Analeigh Tipton, Karan Soni and Tony-winning actor Alex Sharp in Monumental.

They hope to begin shooting the film in late September 2016 in Kentucky.

Executive producers are Aaron Gilbert, Robert Odgen Barnum, 3 Point Capital, Ksana Golod, James Bryant and George Parra. London Pacific Finance provided development funding.

Director: Brett Simon

Writers: Annie Burgstede and Chad Faust


The hero and his love interest, on the run from police and federal officials due to a BIG misunderstanding as to the injuries incurred by a store manager.  When the couple goes on the run, they rescue the hero’s grandfather (played by Jeremy Irons) from a nursing home, in the hope of re-uniting the bachelor and veteran grandfather with his one true love, who is located across the country.  In route, the hero decides to visit various roadside attractions (hence the title Monumental). Also in route, they adopt a puppy and another wayward soul.  The curmudgeonly grandfather saves the now love-struck couple from the overly-zealous FBI agent and facilitates their escape, but he pays the ultimate, and wanted, price to do so.



Jeremy Irons Joins ‘Beautiful Creatures’

From the Hollywood Reporter , and exclusive information from

Jeremy Irons has joined the cast of Beautiful Creatures, Alcon’s adaptation of the young adult novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

Jeremy Irons is the most recent in a flurry of casting announcements, joining Viola Davis (Amma), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Lincoln/Sarafine), Emmy Rossum (Ridley), Thomas Mann (Link) and relative newcomers Alden Ehrenreich (Ethan) and Alice Englert (Lena).

Ehrenreich and Englert are the centerpieces of the coming-of-age story about two star-crossed teens – one a local boy, the other a mysterious new girl – who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town.

Jeremy will play the role of Macon Ravenwood, the mysterious and reclusive uncle of Englert’s character. Macon is an incubus who can see and steal the dreams of others.

Erwin Stoff (Water for ElephantsI Am Legend) will produce along with Kosove and Johnson (The Blind SideThe Book of Eli) and Molly Smith (Something Borrowed, P.S. I Love You.)

Filming begins in April 2012 in and around New Orleans.  Jeremy will likely be on set from approximately April 19 to June 23, after he finishes filming Night Train to Lisbon and before starting production on Season 3 of Showtime’s The Borgias.

Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You) will direct from his adaptation.

Alcon, which has film rights to all three books in the series published by Little Brown Books, including Beautiful Darkness, and Beautiful Chaos, is looking at Beautiful Creatures to kick off a possible franchise at WB.  A fourth book, Beautiful Redemption, will be released October 23, 2012.

Alcon recently produced the hit Dolphin Tale, a 3-D family film starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson.

Irons is repped by CAA and Ken McReddie Associates.

Jeremy Irons currently stars in Showtime’s period drama The Borgias, which returns for a second season on April 8, 2012. Film-wise, he was last seen in Margin Call and will next been seen in CBS Films’ The Words, which also stars Bradley Cooper. Other future films of Jeremy’s include BBC’s Henry IV: Parts 1 & 2 and Night Train to Lisbon.