Hot off “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” breakout star Rebecca Ferguson has three movies on the way this year, including the Meryl Streep vehicle “Florence Foster Jenkins” and the hotly buzzed thriller “The Girl On The Train.” But first is “Despite The Falling Snow,” a Cold War drama that will find Ferguson in dual roles.
Directed by Shamim Sharif, and based on her own novel, the film co-stars Sam Reid and Charles Dance. The story kicks off when a Russian agent (Ferguson) seduces a U.S. politician in order to steal his secrets, only wind up falling for him. Thirty years later, the politician’s niece, also played by Ferguson, tries to discover what happened to the Russian spy. Here’s the book synopsis:
After an early career amongst the political elite of Cold War Moscow, Alexander Ivanov has lived in America for forty years and has managed to bury the tragic memories surrounding his charismatic late life, Katya – or so he believes. For into his life come two women – one who will start to open up the heart he has protected for so long; another who is determined to uncover the truth about what really happened to Katya all those years ago. The novel’s journey back to the snowbound streets of post-Stalinist Moscow reveals a precarious, dangerous world of secrets and treachery.
“Despite The Falling Snow” opens in the U.K. on April 15th. There’s no U.S. distributor or date yet. [Digital Spy]