'Brotherhood' Actor Lands Lead Role in Historical Film
'Brotherhood' Actor Lands Lead Role in Historical Film
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Jason Isaacs has other things that keep him preoccupied other than his work on Brotherhood where he plays a lifelong criminal, Michael Caffee.  Nowadays, he is also shooting his upcoming movie, La conjura de El Escorial, also known as The El Escorial Conspiracy, which is a European co-production helmed by Spanish director-producer Antonio Del Real.

Inspired by the events that took place in Spain during the 16th century at the court of King Philip II, The El Escorial Conspiracy explores the devious political turf wars fought by various parties.  The historical film is written by Del Real, Manuel Mir Juan Antonio Porto and Marta Rivera de la Cruz, and is produced by Tony Peck, who also has an acting role in the movie.

Isaacs, who plays Antonio Perez, a traitor to the king, is no novice when it comes to the big screen. He has worked on more than 20 movies, including the revolutionary war epic, The Patriot, where he starred opposite Mel Gibson as Colonel William Tavington, Harry Potter as Lucius Malfoy and in P. J. Hogan's adaptation of Peter Pan where he played Captain Hook.

Joining the Brotherhood star in the lead is Julia Ormond, who has taken her acting talents from the London stage to the Hollywood silver screen.  The 42-year-old actress, whose credits include Sabrina, First Knight and I Know Who Killed Me, is set to play Princess of Eboli in the movie.

Aside from Ormond and the Brotherhood actor, the movie also includes Juergen Prochnow (The Da Vinci Code), Fabio Testi (Torrente 3) and Daniele Liotti (Mad Love), Joaquim de Almeida, Juanjo Puigcorbe, Blanca Jara, Assumpta Serna, Pablo Puyol and Concha Cuetos.

El Escorial Conspiracy is expected to hit the theaters in 2008.  Meanwhile, fans can catch Jason Isaacs on Brotherhood every Sunday at 10pm ET/PT on Showtime.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Variety
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