Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes are set to star in the Weinstein Co.’s ‘The Reader,’ based on Bernhard Schlink’s international best-seller.
The story unfolds against the landscape of post-war Germany and follows fifteen-year-old Michael Berg who is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age, when he falls ill on the way home. The pair have passionate affair until she disappears one day. He next sees her when he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.
Stephen Daldry will direct from a script by David Hare, with filming set to begin next month in Germany.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.