According to Production Weekly, Ralph Fiennes will play the lead in the feature adaptation of the 1999 Booker Prize winning novel, "Disgrace," written by JM Coetzee.

Steve Jacobs will direct the politically charged story that will be filmed in South Africa, where it is set.

Fiennes will play a twice-divorced academic in Cape Town who retreats to his daughter's farm in response to the fall out from an impulsive affair with a student.