Ralph Fiennes is scouring Nunavut, Canada to find a leading lady to star in his directorial debut “Snow Country” reports CBC.
The story focuses on a young Inuk girl named Alma who returns to the Arctic after living in a Winnipeg convent. Having lost her original language and cultural identity, she soon begins an affair with a wealthy man.
Originally set to be an adaptation of Yasunari Kawabata’s novel Yukiguni, the project will now be based on an original screenplay.
Fiennes landed in Nunavut this week and plans to travel across the northern province, stopping in places like Igloolik and Iqaluit to find his star. A well-known male actor will be secured to play her love interest.