Given that we told you about the very beginning of filming only in April, it’s amazing that official stlls are already being released for The Railway Man starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. Not that I’m complaining. I don’t know anyone who complains about more Colin Firth. (Unless they’re a Communist)
Firth and Kidman are joined by Stellan Skarsgard and Jeremy Irvine.
Based on a true story, the film follows British officer Eric Lomax (Firth) who was captured and tortured by the Japanese in WW2. Years later, Lomax, under the persuasion of his wife (Kidman), seeks out and confronts one of his captors. Irvine plays a younger Firth in flashback scenes. Skarsgård is Lomax’s best friend who goes back to the scene of the torture with him. Hiroyuki Sanada (47 Ronin) plays the Japanese officer.
Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky from a screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Tristram Shandy, Millions) The Railway Man was filmed in Scotland, Australia and Thailand. At this point the only confirmed release date is May 13 in Denmark. More as we get it.