With shooting kicking off this week, our first glimpse into the promising drama The Railway Man has arrived. Starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman the WWII post-traumatic stress story is directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, who comes off the Matthew Goode drama Burning Man. These first set pictures from the UK feature our main leads on a train station and at least one of the below pictures proves Firth is no method actor, as his moustache is 100% fake. That’s about all there is to glean, so check them out below via a Firth Facebook fan group.
Railway Man is based on the life of Eric Lomax (Firth), a man who found himself the victim of torture on the part of interrogators in a Japanese POW camp during World War II. (He’ll be played by War Horse‘s Jeremy Irvine in these flashback scenes.) After years of haunted memories, his wife, Patti (Kidman), staged a reunion with one of his captors, played by Hiroyuki Sanada. Stellan Skarsgård rounds out the cast as one of Lomax’s friends from the war.
Expect a 2013 release for The Railway Man, which continues to film in Scotland for 10 week, followed by a Thailand in late May and then wrapping in Australia in early June.