Washington, (ANI): Australian sensation Nicole Kidman is set to
play actor Ralph Fiennes' love interest in the film adaptation of
the award-winning novel 'The Readers', authored by German writer
David Hare is writing the script, while Stephen Daldry is on
board to direct the film for Weinstein Co.
Mirage Productions, comprising of partners Anthony Minghella and
Sydney Pollack, is producing the movie with Scott Rudin. The film
has been set in contemporary Germany, where a man recounts the
story of his erotic awakening in a covert love affair with an older
woman in the wake of WWII.
to Variety magazine, the shooting for the movie begins in Berlin
late September. Published in the US by Pantheon, 'The Readers' was
an international bestseller. Minghella and Pollack have acquired
rights to adapt it into a movie.
The film will mark the reunion of Kidman, Daldry, Hare and Rudin
who last collaborated in The Hours, for which Kidman was honoured
with an Oscar. Kidman worked with Minghella in Cold Mountain, and
with Pollack in The Interpreter. Fiennes starred for Minghella in
The English Patient.