Fiennes to star in 'Sands'?

Ralph Fiennes is currently in negotiations to play the lead in a forthcoming fantasy movie 'Sands'.

According to 'Variety' the 'Skyfall' actor is in ''advanced discussions'' to play the lead in the film to be directed by James Foley.

Ralph Fiennes (Credit: Wenn)
Foley, the director of 'Glengarry Glen Ross' and 'Perfect Stranger', has also recently made three episodes of the Netflix drama 'House of Cards'.

Fiennes will be joining a ''prominent'' Hollywood actress on the production which has a budget of c.$15 million and is written by Renata Bovara. The story, set to be filmed in Toronto, India and Reunion Island, concerns the travels of the spirit of a woman who is in a coma.

The film will be co-produced by Paris-based Ava Films and Phantom Colombia and HanWay Pictures in the U.K. and Germany-India joint venture Bombay Berlin Films.

Ralph Fiennes' next appearance in cinemas will be as novelist Charles Dickens in 'The Invisible Woman'.