Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ralph Fiennes have signed on to star in Farnsworth House.
The independent drama hails from Ricard Press, who will also be penning the screenplay. Gyllenhaal is also producing the indie feature with Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa though Bona Fide Productions.
Farnsworth House is set in late 1940s Chicago. Gyllenhaal will play Dr. Edith Farnsworth, who together with Bauhaus architect Mies Van Der Rohe, played by Fiennes, set out to build the first glass house. The story will follow their passionate but tempestuous love affair.
“I am always looking for projects about real women, with complicated, interesting minds,” Gyllenhaal said. “They are far and few between and Farnsworth House is a rare find. In Edith Farnsworth is the opportunity to express a full and exciting spectrum of thoughts and feelings. But there is also the opportunity for the most exciting kind of artistic experience: a collaboration. Farnsworth House is a love story between two iconoclasts, two equally interesting players.”
The feature is currently in pre-production.