Taking a brief hiatus from blockbuster fare following her eye-catching breakout in last year’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Rebecca Ferguson leads an all-star cast in the first trailer for espionage drama, Despite the Falling Snow.
Written and directed by Shamim Sarif – working from her own 2004 novel, no less – the spy thriller is rooted in the bitter-cold setting of Moscow which, during the late ’50s, was still in the thick of the Cold War. Ferguson plays Lauren, an American agent tasked with going undercover as Katya Grinkova to retrieve Russian military plans deemed crucial by her home country.
But those plans fall onto the back-burner once Ferguson’s lead meets Soviet big wig Alexander Ivanov (Sam Reid), a charming and idealistic politician with whom she strikes up a passionate relationship.
Here’s the official synopsis from Sarif’s novel:
In 1950s Moscow, communist Katya (Rebecca Ferguson) secretly spies for the Americans in the Cold War arms race. When she lands her biggest assignment, stealing secrets from rising government star Alexander (Sam Reid), the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. When Alexander unwittingly closes the net around his own wife, Katya decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect him… A sacrifice that is only discovered thirty years later by an older Alexander (Charles Dance).
Flanked by a cast that includes Ante Traue, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Anthony Head and Amy Nuttall, Rebecca Ferguson will infiltrate the KGB Despite the Falling Snow when Shamim Sarif’s romantic drama opens on April 15. Beyond that, Ferguson also has upcoming roles in Katrine Bratt’s The Snowman and the star-studded adaptation of The Girl on the Train.