Tuesday, March 16, 2021

JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS IS THE WHITE RAJAH IN THE FIRST TRAILER FOR HISTORICAL ADVENTURE EDGE OF THE WORLD SET IN 19TH CENTURY SARAWAK

 EDGE OF THE WORLD TRAILER 
WITH JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS
Edge of the World will hit VOD later this June
Over at Digital Spy we spied today the first trailer for historical adventure which will hit UK streaming platforms in late June, EDGE OF THE WORLD (formerly known as The White Rajah) a new historical movie from director Michael Haussman in which Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays Sir James Brooke, the British adventurer who became King of Sarawak in the 1840's and embarked on a lifelong crusade to end piracy and head hunting - only to face charges of
Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Dominic Monaghan lead the cast
murder and piracy himself. He was the real-life 19th century inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King and also Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim!

THE RULER OF SARAWAK
Born in Bengal to a British expatriates, Brooke would join the Bengal Army of the British East India Company before being seriously wounded and
The film was helmed by Michael Haussman, director of music videos
sent to England to recover. Having inherited a small fortune, he later bought a 142-ton boat and set sail for Borneo in 1838 in order to escape a certain
The movie was filmed in English and a mix of local Sarawak dialect
romantic scandal. After falling in love with this tropical paradise, he fought pirates and the Sultan’s enemies to win, in 1841, a crown as Rajah of Sarawak,
Dominic Monaghan plays Rajah's right hand and friend
where he ruled a jungle kingdom larger than England until his death in 1868. Brooke was knighted by Queen Victoria for his bravery, but went on to defy the monarch when the British Empire tried to colonize Sarawak. The reign of
The first idea to make this movie appeared back in 2010.
the White Rajah lasted three generations across a century, and the family's legacy is now immortalised in the recently opened Brooke Gallery at Fort Margherita in Kuching, Sarawak.

Who Is In The Rajah's Cast?
Beside Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the lead role, the cast also includes Hong Kong singer-turned-actress Josie Ho as Madame Lim, the explorer's former lover and Chinese leader, and Dominic Monaghan who is playing
The movie written by Rob Alyn was shot last year at  Borneo
Colonel Arthur Crookshank, Brooke’s cousin and comrade-in-arms. Ralph Ineson plays Sir Edward Beech with Hannah New as Elizabeth Crookshank. The rest of the cast is made of native actors.

12 comments:

  1. I've liked Jonathan Rhys Meyers ever since he played a vampire on the show, Dracula.

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    1. That show wasn't as eternal as Dracula is :)

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  2. Looks good. I don't think I've seen Dominic Monaghan in anything since LOST.

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    1. I haven't seen him since Lord of the Rings.

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  3. I like Dominic Monaghan! This seems really entertaining.

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    1. Hope we will manage to see it, I love exotic adventures.

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  4. I agree with Theresa. Whenever I see Dominic Monaghan, I immediately think of Lost with his hand against the glass right before he drowns! Bleh, gives me shivers every time.

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  5. I've last watched Dominic Monaghan in Lost and then saw him in some survival reality show. 😏 Thought he went that route and possibly quit acting altogether. 🤷‍♂️ Guess not.

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  6. Lost was good for the first few seasons, but I think they lost track of where they wanted the show to go by trying to stump the audience instead of focusing on a plot. I ended up giving up on it for awhile, but did end up catching back up on it when it ran its course. I don't think you missed much by skipping it.

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    1. I hate it when they ruin a show! Sometimes they have the plot but not the stories, sadly.

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