Donova, Headey and Stephens sign on
LONDON — Martin Donovan, Lena Headey and Toby Stephens have joined the cast of “Onegin,” which stars Ralph Fiennes and Liv Tyler and starts shooting March 7.
The pic marks the directorial debut of Martha Fiennes, Ralph’s sister. It’s a tragic romance set in 19th-century Russia, adapted from Alexander Pushkin’s classic verse novel “Eugene Onegin.”
“Onegin,” budgeted at around $15 million, is the final feature to be financed by Rysher Entertainment. Producers are Ileen Maisel and Simon Bosanquet, with Ralph Fiennes, who developed the project, serving as exec producer. Entertainment Film Distributors has the U.K. rights.
It will shoot on location in St. Petersburg and then at London’s Shepperton Studios. Also joining the cast are veteran British thesps Alun Armstrong, Harriet Walter and Irene Worth.