Movie News

Jeremy Irvine to play a young Colin Firth in WWII flick The Railway Man

Movie News

Moviehole's Sydney based news editor and interviewer. Works for the Austereo network.

Young British actor Jeremy Irvine, who is currently the lead in Steven Spielberg’s movie “War Horse”, has been cast to play the lead in “The Railway Man”, a true story from World War 2.

According to THR, Irvine will play the role of Eric Lomax, a man tortured and forced to work on the “Death Railway” in Japan during the war, after being held captive for being a British spy.

It’s based on the acclaimed novel by real-life Eric Lomax, who after the war tracked down one of the men who tortured him and wrote a memoir.

A doco about this story was made back in 1995 (called “Enemy, My Friend”) but this will be the first tima a drama makes it to the big screen.

It’ll be directed by¬†Jonathan Teplitzky (“Burning Man”) and also star Colin Firth as the older Eric.

While Irvine’s other big-budget flick “War Horse” hits cinemas at the end of this year, so we can then judge him before this comes out!

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest

About Hugh Humphreys

Moviehole's Sydney based news editor and interviewer. Works for the Austereo network.

View All Posts

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

captcha

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Movie News

sinistersix

Blunt, Tatum, Penn for Sinister Six?

Caffeinated ClintDecember 23, 2014
ARMYOFDARKNESS

Bruce Campbell on the Evil Dead series

Caffeinated ClintDecember 23, 2014
mikecolter

Mike Colter confirmed as Luke Cage

Brooke CampbellDecember 23, 2014
selma

New Selma trailer, lyric video

Caffeinated ClintDecember 23, 2014
startrekpine

Justin Lin directing Star Trek 3

Caffeinated ClintDecember 23, 2014
theinterviewposter

Mike vs North Korea vs Sony

Caffeinated ClintDecember 23, 2014
mactheron

McConaughey, Theron, Mara voicing Kubo and the Two Strings

Editorial StaffDecember 23, 2014
focus

Trailer : Focus

Caffeinated ClintDecember 22, 2014
intheheartofthesea

Trailer : In The Heart of The Sea

Caffeinated ClintDecember 22, 2014

Login

Lost your password?