Screen can reveal a new image from Ralph Fiennes’ Rudolf Nureyev drama The White Crow, which has now wrapped principal photography.
The image features professional dancer actor Oleg Ivenko in the lead role of ballet star Nureyev.
The White Crow has been shooting in locations across France, Russia, Croatia and Serbia since August.
The project is Fiennes’ third film as a director following Coriolanus and The Invisible Woman. He also plays Nureyev’s teacher and mentor, Pushkin in the film.
The cast also includes Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Colour), dancer Sergei Polunin, Russian actress Chulpan Khamatova, The French Minister star Raphaël Personnaz, Personal Shopper actor Calypso Valois, Taken actor Olivier Rabourdin and Land Of Mine star Louis Hofmann.
Two-time Oscar-nominee David Hare (The Hours, The Reader) has adapted the screenplay from Julie Kavanagh’s book Rudolf Nureyev, which charts the iconic dancer’s famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him.
The White Crow was developed by BBC Films and Gabrielle Tana (Philomena), who also produces with Carolyn Marks Blackwood through Magnolia Mae Productions together with Ralph Fiennes through Lonely Dragon Productions, and François Ivernel through the French branch of his company, Montebello Productions.
American artist and filmmaker Andrew Levitas is a producer and financier through his companies Metalwork Pictures and Rogue Black respectively. BBC Films, Hanway Films and The Fyzz Facility co-financed the film.
Hanway Films is handling worldwide sales and is selling the project at AFM.