Magazine article Screen International

Colin Firth Comes on Board for Teplitzky's the Railway

Magazine article Screen International

Colin Firth Comes on Board for Teplitzky's the Railway

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Colin Firth has signed on to star in Jonathan Teplitzky's The Railway Man for Lionsgate, which takes UK distribution rights and also handles international sales.

Frank Cottrell Boyce and Andy Paterson have adapted Eric Lomax's book, about his torture during the construction of the Thailand-Burma Railway, aka the Death Railway, in World War II and his revenge decades later.

The project is the first major investment from Daria Jovicic's Latitude Media.

Producers are Paterson (Girl With a Pearl Earring), Chris Brown (The Proposition), and Bill Curbishley (Quadrophenia). Lionsgate UK CEO Zygi Kamasa will executive produce.

The film is an official Australia/UK co-production between Paterson's Archer Street and Brown's Pictures in Paradise.

The Railway Man will start shooting February 2012 on location in the UK, Thailand and Queensland, Australia. …

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