Movie News

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

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

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!

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 15 times, 15 visits today)
Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Movie News
Hugh Humphreys

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

More in Movie News

jaws

Jaws is swimming back into cinemas

Ashleigh DaviesMay 29, 2015
World+Premiere+Marvel+Epic+Space+Adventure+nHokQEvqSBDx

Gunn reveals more Belko Experiment cast

Caffeinated ClintMay 29, 2015
henry-cavill

Stratton loses it’s Superman

Caffeinated ClintMay 29, 2015
WILSON_FC_COLORS

Woody Harrelson & Laura Dern in talks for Wilson

Ashleigh DaviesMay 29, 2015
londonhasfallenposter2_large

London Has Fallen in new posters

Ashleigh DaviesMay 29, 2015
Marvel's Ant-Man..Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)..Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal..? Marvel 2014

Ant-Man dodges bullets on new poster

Ashleigh DaviesMay 29, 2015
americanultrastillmtv-1431613008

Red Band Trailer: American Ultra

Ashleigh DaviesMay 29, 2015
maggiebanner

Schwarzenegger’s Maggie going DTV downunder

Caffeinated ClintMay 29, 2015
aloha

Watch the first 8 minutes of Aloha

Editorial StaffMay 29, 2015