Ralph Fiennes directs this adaptation of Claire Tomalin's Nelly Ternan biography, a woman who had a decade-long affair with author Charles Dickens. Ralph Fiennes is also starring as Dickens, with Felicity Jones portraying Ternan. It isn't known what roles Kristin Scott Thomas and Tom Hollander will be playing at this time.
Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame) wrote the adapted screenplay. Stewart Mackinnon, Gabrielle Tana, Christian Baute, and Carolyn Marks Blackwood are producing. WestEnd Films is co-financing, with Lionsgate distributing in the U.K.
Production is scheduled to run until the end of June.