Washington (ANI): English actor Ralph Fiennes has been roped in
to star in period drama The Duchess. The Schindler's
List star has joined British actress Keira Knightley for the
film, which is being directed by Saul Dibb, reports Variety. The
movie, based on Amanda Foreman's biography of the scandalous
18th-century English aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire,
has been co-financed by Pathe and BBC Films.
Knightley will be playing the Duchess, and Fiennes will play her
husband, the Duke of Devonshire. Hayley Atwell and Dominic Cooper
are also signed on to appear in the project. The film, produced by
Michael Kuhn of Qwerty Films and Gabrielle Tana of Magnolia Mae
Prods, is set to start shooting September 23rd in London.