Ralph Fiennes is in talks to star in an adaptation of Russian author Ivan Turgenev’s 1872 play “A Month In The Country” for Horosho Production reports Screen Daily.
Despite the play’s age, this would mark its first adaptation for the cinema. Fiennes has met with producer Natalia Ivanova and discussed the possibility of him playing Rakitin, the devoted, but resentful admirer of a rich landowner’s wife.
Fiennes has apparently said that he would even be prepared to learn Russian for the part. Fiennes previously starred in another cinematic adaptation of a Russian classic – Martha Fiennes’ 1999 film “Onegin” which was based on Alexander Pushkin’s epic verse novel.