The Dlisted Report
Anthony Hopkins, Meryl Streep and Paul Giamatti will star in The Last Station. Set in the last tumultuous years of Leo Tolstoy's (Hopkins) life, the historical biopic centers on the battle for his soul waged by his wife, Sofya Andreyevna (Streep) and his leading disciple, Vladimir Cherkov (Giamatti). Torn between his professed codtrine of poverty and chastity and the reality of his enormous wealth, his thirteen children, and a life of hedonism, Tolstoy makes a dramatic flight from his home. Too ill to continue beyond the tiny rail station at Astapovo, he believes that he is dying alone, while over one hundred newspapermen camp outside awaiting hourly reports on his condition. Shooting will begin in Russia this February. [Production Weekly]
Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) has optioned the rights to the novel Passing Strange by Sally MacLeod. MacLeod's novel follows an ugly ducking woman who is persuaded by her husband's family to have major cosmetic surgery. When the couple move to the Carolinas, the woman embarks on an affair with their black yardman with dire consequences. [THR]
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