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Skarsgard & Sanada Join The Railway Man

April 27, 2012

Stellan Skarsgard and Hiroyuki Sanada have joined the cast of the film adaptation of “The Railway Man.

The film follows Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a real-life army officer who suffered at the hands of Japanese soldiers during World War II –only to seek revenge decades later.

Skarsgard plays the best friend of Lomax

Nicole Kidman takes on the role of Patricia ‘Patti’ Wallace, Lomax’s second wife. Patty was instrumental in helping her husband deal with his psychological damage and put him together with one of the Japanese officers (Sanada) was responsible for his torture

War Horse” star Jeremy Irvine will play the younger version of Lomax.

The script by Andy Paterson and Frank Cottrell Boyce will adapt the Lomax memior of the same name.

Jonathan Teplitzky will direct.

Chris Brown Bill Curbishley and Paterson produce.

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