August 20, 2007

Kidman and Ralph Fiennes in "The Reader"

The Oscar-award winning screenwriter David Hare (The Hours) wrote the adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader. Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes, who also co-starred in The Hours, will partner up for the adaptation of the novel, which takes place in postwar Germany.

"[The Reader] centers on Michael Berg, who is 15 years old when he begins a long, obsessive affair with Hanna, an enigmatic older woman. He never learns much about her, and when she disappears one day, he expects never to see her again. But to his horror, he discovers that she is a defendant in a Nazi war crimes trial, and it soon becomes clear that she is guilty of an unspeakable crime."

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