After the success of his directorial debut Coriolanus
, Ralph Fiennes
has decided to get behind the camera again… along with starring in front of it.
As the rumour has it, the ten-week shooting of his new baby The Invisible Woman
has just started in London, scripted by Abi Morgan
, The Iron Lady
Don’t hold your breath, super-hero fans, because this won’t be the Invisible Woman from the Fantastic Four
– it is a story about Victorian actress Ellen ‘Nelly’ Ternan, whose affair with Charles Dickens ended up tearing his twenty-two year marriage apart (anyone who has read ‘Drood’ by Den Simmons will recognize her, heheh).
I must say I’m quite intrigued, being the fan of Dickens’ work and works of that time in general – especially since the Fiennes himself will play the role of Dickens, while the role of Nelly went to Felicity Jones
). Also, Kristin Scott Thomas
(who wonderfully paired Fiennes in English Patient
) will play Nelly’s mother and Tom Hollander
appears as Wilkie Collins.
That’s pretty much all we know so far, but we have no doubts in Morgan’s playwriting talent and Fiennes has proven himself as a director, so stay tuned!