Preview, So what accent is Jonathan Rhys Meyers slinging in “The Aspern Papers?”

It’s a period piece based on a Henry James story, so it’s about an American among the ancient money/nobility of Europe.

Pairing Joely Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave usually pays off. The ingenues here include Poppy Delevinge and a Polanski daughter.

But what of our protagonist, the fellow in pursuit of lost “papers” of a died-too-young poet? He doesn’t sound like Jonathan Rhys Meyers, not as we’ve ever heard of him. A hint of Joseph Cotten in that accent. Surely he’s not been dubbed.

Nice to see him bounce back, with this and “The 12th Man.”

“The Aspern Papers” open in the U.S. late in the summer, limited release.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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