By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 20, 2013 at 5:40PM
Whether or not "The Invisible Woman" can overcome respectable but not quite ecstatic notices out of Telluride and TIFF to become an awards season contender remains to be seen, but that doesn't mean there aren't surprises to be found in the film. As we noted earlier this afternoon in our For Your Consideration: 5 Overlooked Supporting Actresses Who Deserve Some Oscar Season Attention, one to pay attention to is Joanna Scanlan for her small, but important turn in the film.
But of course, most eyes will be on the two leads — Ralph Fiennes (who also directed) and Felicity Jones — playing Charles Dickens and his mistress Nelly Ternan, in the tale which chronicles their secret decade-long relationship (Scanlan plays Dickens' wife). And while our man in Telluride may not have fallen head over heels for it (our review), the rest of us are still intrigued, particularly with the talent on hand.
"The Invisible Woman" opens on December 25th. Check out the U.K. trailer and poster for the film below.