When reports surfaced in January that Ralph Fiennes had signed on to play David Lurie in the film version of Coetzee’s Disgrace, I thought he was too young. Fiennes ended up thinking along the same lines.
“I wrestled with that for a long time, I just felt in the end that I was too young. I’m 42 and I think that’s 10 years too young to have a grown-up daughter and to be having an affair with a student. I think to have the disgrace you have in the book, the audience has to feel: ‘You vain little git,silly idiot’, to believe the character.”
Anybody know if the project has stalled?