The White Crow trailer: First look at Rudolf Nureyev’s biopic
Sony Pictures Classics and Studio Canal have released the official trailer for Ralph Fiennes’ adaptation of The White Crow which will focus on Rudolf Nureyev’s dangerous defection from the Soviet Union to the West. The film will debut in theaters on March 22. Check out the video below!
The White Crow film is inspired by Julie Kavanaugh’s biographical book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life. Rudolf Nureyev was the most famous ballet dancer in Russia during the 1950s. The film is directed by Fiennes (Harry Potter, The Grand Budapest Hotel) and the script is written by David Hare (The Hours, The Reader).
Rudolf Nureyev, a remarkable young dancer of 22, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling to Paris in 1961 for his first trip outside the Soviet Union. But KGB officers watch his every move, becoming increasingly suspicious of his behaviour and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint. When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger.
The main cast of The White Crow stars world-class ballet performer Oleg Ivenko as Rudolf Nureyev, Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) as Nureyev’s great friend, Clara Saint and Fiennes as the famous Russian ballet coach, Alexander Pushkin. The rest of the cast also includes dancer Sergei Polunin, Chulpan Khamatova, Oliver Rabourdin and Raphael Personnaz and Louis Hofmann.
The White Crow was developed by BBC Films and Gabriella Tana (The Duchess) who also produces with Carolyn Marks Blackwood throuh Magnolia Mae Films together with Fienn through Lonely Dragon Productions, and Francois Ivernel (Slumdog Millionaire, The Iron Lady, The Queen) through the French branch of his company, Montebello Productions. Artist and filmmaker Andrew Levitas (The Art of Getting By) produces and finances through his companies Metalwork Pictures and Rogue Black respectively.