Most of Charles Dickens’ acclaimed work as an author is well known, whether it’s “Oliver Twist” or “A Tale of Two Cities” or “Great Expectations” or “A Christmas Carol,” all stories that have been adapted to the big screen either directly or influencing other movies. What some may not know is that he had a mistress named Nelly Ternan for 13 years right up until his death, something accounted by Claire Tomalin in her book The Invisible Woman.
According to the UK’s Daily Mail, actress Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) will be portraying her in an adaptation helmed by Ralph Fiennes, whose directorial debut Coriolanus is getting a one-week Oscar run in New York and Los Angeles starting today.
Jones is fresh off her win for Breakthrough Performance at the Gotham Independent Film Awards earlier this week, and according to the story, they will start filming sometime during the spring or summer of 2012 with BBC Films producing. This will follow Jones’ starring role in Warren Beatty’s biopic of Howard Hughes in which she’ll play a young woman who had a romance with the eccentric millionaire.
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