Rachel Weisz has joined the cast of “The Railway Man” for Archer Street, Pictures in Paradise and Latitude Media reports Sky News.
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.
Colin Firth and “War Horse” star Jeremy Irvine will play Irvine in his older and younger incarnations respectively. Weisz will take on the role of Patricia ‘Patti’ Wallace, Lomax’s second wife.
Jonathan Teplitzky is directing, 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.