Berlin: James Purefoy to Star in Mozart Biopic 'Interlude in Prague'

James Purefoy - H 2015
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James Purefoy - H 2015

James Purefoy will star in the drama set around the creation of 'Don Giovanni,' launching at the Berlin film market.

Rome star James Purefoy is set to star in upcoming Mozart drama Interlude in Prague, which is bowing at the European Film Market in Berlin.

Purefoy (John Carter, Ironclad) is joined by fellow Brits Aneurin Barnard (The White Queen, The Truth About Emanuel) and Samantha Barks (Les Miserables) in the drama from John Stephenson (Five Children and It) that has been billed as a "Shakespeare in Love-style drama with a Dangerous Liaisons tragic end."

Set in the Czech capital in 1787, Interlude in Prague — written by Brian Ashby — is based on true life events surrounding Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the turbulent period that would help influence his operatic masterpiece, "Don Giovanni."

Productive International’s Huw Penallt Jones (Damascus Cover, The Man Who Knew Infinity, The Edge of Love, Cold Mountain, Chaos) is producing alongside Hannah Leader (Damascus Cover, Lucky Number Slevin, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead).

London-based Carnaby will handle worldwide rights for the film and will be presenting the film to buyers at EFM.