The Weinstein Company have shared out a first look inside their forthcoming drama adaptation starring Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet, "The Reader", through its first trailer. Chronicling the tale of a man whose life has been shaped by his illicit affair during his youth, the trailer presents the story from the point of view of the now grown-up boy as he recalls his affair with Hanna, the woman twice his age, and Hanna's trial when he was a law student.
Set in postwar Germany, the story resolves around Michael Berg. When he was just a boy of 15-year-old, he falls into an unexpected and passionate affair with Hanna which lasts only for a summer and ends with the disappearance of Hanna. Years later, Michael, who has turned to be a young law student, finds his Hanna once again, but this time the situation is completely different. While observing Nazi war trials, he discovers that Hanna is on trial for a hideous crime.
Based on Bernhard Schlink's international best-selling novel, "Reader" stars Fiennes and David Kross as the older and younger Michael respectively as well as Winslet as the boy's object of affection, Hanna. It is directed by Academy Award-nominated helmer, Stephen Daldry, and penned by David Hare. This drama movie will come out in the theaters across the U.S. on January 9, 2009.
"The Reader" Trailer: