Ralph Fiennes to direct THE INVISIBLE WOMAN; stellar actresses contending for female lead

Julian Stark

by: Julian Stark
July 18th, 2011

Fiennes will direct THE INVISIBLE WOMAN

Actor Ralph Fiennes recently starred in CORIOLANUS, which also served as his first time at the helm of a feature. The William Shakespeare adaptation bowed at the Berlin Film Festival to rave response. Considering such acclaim there, it isn’t surprising that Fiennes already has his next directing gig.

According to The Playlist (via Baz Bamigboye), he’ll take the helm of THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, a BBC Films production accounting for the affair between author Charles Dickens and the significantly younger Ellen Ternan.

Abbie Cornish, Felicity Jones, Imogen Poots, and Carey Mulligan are among the contenders to play Ternan; nobody’s attached for the role of Dickens yet, though Ben Whishaw, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Fiennes himself were all at one point considered for the part.

The four young talents mentioned all look to have bright futures in acting, so this film looks to be terrific with any of them attached to play the female lead.

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