Kidman and Fiennes to star in The Reader
08.18.07 by REELZ
Looks like opening a sci-fi remake isn't enough to keep Nicole Kidman satisfied this weekend. The hard-working Aussie Oscar winner has signed on to star opposite Ralph Fiennes in The Reader, reports Variety.
The Reader is the story about a German man who recounts his post-WWII romance with an older woman. It was adapted by David Hare (The Hours) from a novel by Bernhard Schlink, which we happen to remember was on Oprah's (first) book list.
The WWII novel-turned-film romance is well-trodden ground for smoldery Fiennes, who steamed up the screen in both The English Patient and The End of the Affair. Couple that with director Stephen Daldry (The Hours) and producers Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, Cold Mountain), Sydney Pollack (Cold Mountain, Sense and Sensibility) and Scott Rudin (The Hours, Closer), and we're getting ready to swoon already.