A film is to be made of ‘The Railway Man’, the spell binding war memoir of Eric Lomax.
Jonathan Teplitzky is set to direct Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth in the picture.
Eric Lomax was a second lieutenant in the Royal Corp of Signals when he was captured by the Japanese army in Singapore during World War II.
As a prisoner of war in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, he was forced to work on the horrific ‘death railway’ in Burma and helped build the infamous bridge over the River Kwai.
Jeremy Irvine will play the younger Eric Lomax. Frank Cottrell Bryce and Andy Paterson are writing the script. Lomax, a Scot, was a lifelong railway enthusiast.