Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes to star in movie adaptation of ‘The Reader’

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.

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