Ralph Fiennes, Olga Kurylenko team up
Romantic drama 'Coronet' produced by Santana BrothersCANNES -- Ralph Fiennes and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko have signed on to star in "Coronet" a new romantic drama produced by British brothers Dominic and Lee Santana through their Santana Brothers banner.
"Coronet" is the directorial debut of Temple Clark, the storyboard artist on Stephen Frears' Out of Competition entry "Tamara Drewe" and hot market title "London Boulevard." Clark will also pen the script.
Fiennes ("Harry Potter") will play Guy, an English graphic designer working in Prague, who begins an affair with his cleaner Maryska (Kurylenko, "Quantum of Solace").
Separately, Damian Lewis, the redheaded star of "Life" and "Band of Brothers," has joined the cast of another Santana project, the action-thriller "Man Is Wolf to Man."
Inspired by true events, "Man Is Wolf to Man" is set in French Guyana in 1934. A group of foreign prisoners escape from a penal colony only to be tracked down by a ruthless bounty hunter. Finnish actress Pihla Viitala ("Bad Family") and Germany's Vinzenz Kiefer, who had a supporting role in "The Baader Meinhof Complex," also star. Principle photography is also planned for fall.
The Santana brothers have produced and directed several award-winning shorts as well as a number of series for British television. "Man Is Wolf to Man" will be their first feature film.