Colin Firth To Star In & Produce Spy Flick 'A Foreign Country'

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by Ben Brock
May 17, 2013 12:30 PM
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Not content with signing for Matthew Vaughn's “The Secret Service” (guess what it's about), Colin Firth has just been cast in another spy flick, “A Foreign Country”, based on Charles Cumming's so-named novel and produced by Silver Reel and Raindog (who are also behind another of Firth's upcoming pictures, “The Railway Man”). Handily, Raindog is Firth's own company, run with former Sony exec Ged Doherty. So that probably explains how he got the part...

This is all coming off the back of Firth's turn as one part of an astonishing ensemble in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”, Tomas Alfredson's elegant and absorbing version of the John Le Carre novel. “A Foreign Country” offers a lot of similar elements: an agent returning to British intelligence for the spying equivalent of a heist movie's “one last job”, the rooting out of a conspiracy within the service itself, a Mediterranean episode (Tunisia and Egypt, in this case), and, no doubt, relentlessly stiff upper lips. No word yet on any other cast or crew, though, so exactly whose lips will remain a mystery for now. Firth's company are also developing interracial period romance "The Loving Story," and an adaptation of Mara Leveritt's novel "The Body On The Tracks," so he's clearly planning to keep busy for the foreseeable future. [Screen Daily]


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  • j | May 17, 2013 1:40 PMReply

    Just heard Damian Lewis being interviewed on Test Match Special today. Cummings is a mate of his - was in the commentary box with him in fact during the interview - so expect Lewis in the lead role...

  • Lizzie | May 17, 2013 1:44 PM

    I have read the book. Colin Firth is ideal for the main role, but there are others in the book that Damian Lewis could easily play. Funnily enough I saw a pic today of CF with DL at the Met Ball in New York. I know that means nothing, but it just sprung to mind when you mentioned Damien Lewis

  • Lizzie | May 17, 2013 1:23 PMReply

    Mara Leveritt wrote The Boys on the Tracks. Have you made a mistake with the film title there?

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