Dame Helen Mirren will soon start filming “The Last Station” for Spanish production company Nostro Films reports Variety.
The historical drama illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy’s struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things.
Tolstoy is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists, most notably his epic works “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina”. Mirren would play Tolstoy’s wife Sofia Andreyevna Behrs who famously was against the author’s pro-Communist ideas.
Anthony Hopkins and Meryl Streep were previously attached to the project when it was first announced in February last year. Shooting begins April 2nd in Germany.