Colin Firth has joined the cast of the film adaptation “The Railway Man” for Archer Street, Pictures in Paradise and Latitude Media says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story is based on former British army officer Eric Lomax’s real-life best-selling account of his torture by the Japanese during the construction of the “death railway” during World War II and his mission decades later to seek revenge on his tormentor.
Jonathan Teplitzky is directing while Frank Cottrell Boyce and Andy Paterson are penning the script. Paterson, Chris Brown and Bill Curbishley are producing.
Shooting kicks off in February on location in the U.K., Thailand and Queensland, Australia.