When you think of films that revolve around the art world, there is guaranteed to be a criminal element involved at some point. Alessio Della Valle’s ‘American Night’ takes that theme and moulds it into a neo-noir thriller which ultimately sees Jonathan Rhys Meyers come out on top.
In the film, Art and life collide in this stylish and wildly entertaining neo-noir thriller. When a highly coveted Andy Warhol painting suddenly surfaces, it triggers a chain reaction of danger-filled events for a colourful group of characters including a forger turned art dealer (Jonathan Rhys Meyers); a mobster and painter (Emile Hirsch) with a penchant for scorpions; a seductive museum conservator (Paz Vega); and a stuntman and wannabe ninja (Jeremy Piven). Filled with daring double-crosses and surprising twists and turns, the race for the painting comes to an explosive conclusion…one American Night.
We spoke with lead Jonathan Rhys Meyers and writer-director Alessio Della Valle to talk about the film, Meyers thoughts on what is Art and getting slippery with Paz Vega.
The film is out now in US Theaters, on VOD, and Digital.