We recently highlighted a potentially juicy project featuring a collaboration between Colin Firth and Gary Oldman — both of whom, as you surely know, appear in Tomas Alfredson‘s reportedly excellent espionage thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Firth also has a part in the upcoming Gambit, a Coen brothers-scripted, Michael Hoffman-directed con movie, along with a role in Dante Ariola‘s Arthur Newman, Golf Pro. Another film has now been added to the Oscar-winner’s busy slate: The Railway Man, to be directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (Burning Man). [The Playlist]
In the film, Firth will play “Eric Lomax, a real-life army officer who suffered at the hands of Japanese soldiers during World War II, only to seek revenge decades later.” Frank Cottrell Boyce and Andy Paterson co-wrote the film’s screenplay, which has been defined by Lionsgate UK CEO Zygi Kamasa as an “epic tale of love and redemption.” Word is that the project is currently being sought after at Toronto.
Which of Firth’s upcoming roles has you the most excited?
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