Since the success of The King’s Speech, Colin Firth hasn’t really been in a huge movie – that changes later this year with The Railway Man.
What’s it about?
Based on his best-selling memoir, The Railway Man tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter he holds responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him, and his haunting past. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, and starring Academy Award-winner Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine, and Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman, the film is a powerful tale of survival, love and redemption.
The first trailer preview was released yesterday and we’ve had a look – it looks amazing. The buzz on this is good and it’s expected to open in December in time for Oscar Awards season.
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