Ben Whishaw will star in Kirill Serebrennikov’s new film ‘Limonov: The Ballad of Eddie‎’ as controversial author Eduard Limonov

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‘Variety’ Exclusive: Ben Whishaw is set to star in Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov’s new film ‘Limonov: The Ballad of Eddie‎’ as controversial Russian writer Eduard Limonov, and first-look stills have been revealed.

Ben Whishaw is set to star in Kirill Serebrennikov's new film 'Limonov: The Ballad of Eddie‎' as controversial author Eduard Limonov

“Limonov: The Ballad of Eddie‎”, based on the novel “Limonov” by French writer and filmmaker Emmanuel Carrère, focuses on Limonov and “a journey across Russia, America and Europe in the second half of the 20th century”.

The film had already started filming in Russia, but after the war Kirill Serebrennikov decided to stop filming and take action to send Whishaw out of Russia.

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