Irvine Plays Young Firth In “Railway Man”

“War Horse” star Jeremy Irvine has been cast in the film adaptation of “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” from Rangoon to Bangkok 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.

Colin Firth is already cast as the older Lomax, Irvine will play the younger version. Shooting kicks off in February on location in the U.K., Thailand and Queensland, Australia.