Adapted by Frank Cottrell Boyce ("24 Hour Party People"), the film will follow the true story of Lomax (to be played by both Irvine and Firth), a Scottish second lieutenant who was captured by the Japanese in Singapore during the war and shipped off to a camp in Thailand, where he suffered terrible tortures and was forced to help build the infamous bridge over the River Kwai. Years later, Lomax meets a woman on a train (Kidman) who is determined to rid Eric of his demons and recruits a wartime colleague who organises for Eric to confront his tormentor, Nagase.
Skarsgård will play Kidman's colleague while Sanada will portray Firth's former tormentor, with the production set to lens in Thailand and Australia. Considering the stirring material and award-season friendly cast, we're expecting this one to take Teplitzky places. Could we see it before the end of the year? [Variety/FilmInk]