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Colin Firth signs onto Jonathan Teplitzky’s The Railway Man

11 September 2011

While it is currently being offered to buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, Oscar winning actor Colin Firth has signed on to star in upcoming World War 2 drama The Railway Man.

The Hollywood Reporter says the film is based on former British army officer Eric Lomax’s best-selling account of his torture by the Japanese during the construction of the “death railway” during World War II and his mission decades later to seek revenge on his tormentor.

Burning Man director Jonathan Teplitzky is calling the shots on this one and filming is said to begin in September with the production going on location in the UK, Thailand and Australia.

Firth who will next be seen as Bill Haydon in espionage thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has just finished work with the Coen Brothers and Cameron Diaz on the remake of Gambit.

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