Four days after "The Railway Man
" held its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival
, the first official trailer has been released for the Colin Firth
The film is based on true story of Eric Lomax, a British POW during World War II who endured horrific conditions as a worker on the Thailand Death Railway after being captured by Japanese troops -- with much of the trailer containing those scenes, in which Jeremy Irvine portrays the younger Lomax. Many years later, he confronts the Japanese interpreter (Hiroyuki Sanada
) he holds responsible.
"The Railway Man" is directed by Jonathan Teplitzky and will be released in the U.K. on Jan. 3 by Lionsgate. CAA is selling the domestic rights to the film in Toronto, where it received largely positive reviews.
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