August 8, 2005

Whereabouts: Joseph Fiennes

If there were a pinup calendar for literary adaptation lovers (and perhaps there should be), Shakespeare In Love star Joseph Fiennes would definitely be in it. A quick look at's listing for Fiennes reveals that he has several adaptations up his lace-embellished sleeve. First he'll star as Laurent in a retelling of Emile Zola's tragic novel Therese Raquin with Franka Potente (Run Lola Run, The Bourne Supremecy) and Glenn Close. Then, next year, we'll see him as Neil Bookman in an adaptation of Augusten Burroughs' best-selling memoir Running with Scissors, a tough but true tale about the son of a mentally-ill poetess (played by Gwyneth P. Annette Bening, natch). --Kim

Update: Gwyneth P. will be playing Dr. Finch's daughter Hope.


  1. Hi! The poet mother is actually going to be played by Anette Benning in Running With Scissors. (Fiennes character is a backyard-dwelling pedophile!) I liked the book a lot and am looking forward to the movie.

  2. Thanks for catching that--Gwynnie will be playing Hope. I liked the book as well and it will be really interesting to see how the various actors portray their character!

  3. Ioan Gruffudd and Colin Firth need
    to be in that calendar, I'm thinking...