Helen Mirren to play Mrs. Tolstoy
Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer will star together in The Last Station, a biopic of Russian lit giant Leo Tolstoy. Michael Hoffman's movie, based on the Jay Parini's 1990 novel, will cover the last year of Tolstoy's life. Plummer is playing Tolstoy and Mirren will play his wife Sofia.
Mirren and Plummer replace the previously announced Mr and Mrs Tolstoy -- Anthony Hopkins and Meryl Streep. The High profile cast also includes James McAvoy and Paul Giametti, both of whom are presumably brushing up their rolling Russian vowels. No such problem for Dame Helen, AKA Illiana Lydia Petrovna Mironova.