Ralph-Fiennes-and-Felicity-Jones-in-The-Invisible-WomanRalph Fiennes’ directorial debut, Coriolanus, earned praise from audiences and critics alike, earning Fiennes a BAFTA nomination for his feature debut behind the camera. He returns this year with his anticipated sophomore film, The Invisible Woman. And with the drama coming off the back of positive early receptions on the festival circuit, about to have its UK premiere this month at the BFI London Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics has launched the first trailer.

Fiennes takes the lead opposite Felicity Jones as Charles Dickens and his muse, Nelly Ternan.

Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity.

Dickens – famous, controlling and emotionally isolated within his success – falls for Nelly, who comes from a family of actors. The theatre is a vital arena for Dickens – a brilliant amateur actor – a man more emotionally coherent on the page or on stage, than in life. As Nelly becomes the focus of Dickens’ passion and his muse, for both of them secrecy is the price, and for Nelly a life of “invisibility”.

The two are joined by a stellar cast, led by Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander, Joanna Scanlan, Perdita Weeks, Amanda Hale, Tom Burke, John Kavanagh, and Michael Marcus.

The Emmy-winning Abi Morgan (Shame, The Hour) is behind the script, adapting the original book, The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens, by Claire Tomalin.

The Invisible Woman is set to begin its limited release in the US on Christmas Day, priming it perfectly for the Oscars on SPC’s slate this year. And it will be following soon after on our shores, with its UK release date set for 7th February. In the meantime, here’s the first look at Fiennes’ Oscar-primed drama. Enjoy.


Source: Yahoo Movies.