Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes will star in love story “The Reader” for the Weinstein Co. Stephen Daldry will direct David Hare’s adaptation of the bestselling novel by German writer Bernhard Schlink. Mirage Productions partners Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack are producing with Scott Rudin. Shooting begins in Berlin in late September. The setting is contemporary Germany, where a man recounts the story of his erotic awakening in a covert love affair with an older woman in the wake of WWII. Minghella and Pollack acquired the book, an international bestseller published in the U.S. by Pantheon, and invited Rudin and the others aboard.

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