The Weinstein Co. is in final negotiations to acquire U.S. rights to Jonathan Teplitzky’s “The Railway Man,” which stars Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, an individual familiar with the dealmaking process has told TheWrap.
Andy Paterson and Chris Brown produced the film, which is based on the true story of a British Army officer who was tormented at a Japanese POW camp. Decades later, he discovers the Japanese interpreter responsible for the brutality is still alive and sets out to confront him.
TWC will leave Toronto with several high-profile titles in tow, including John Carney‘s “Can a Song Save Your Life?” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His/Hers.”
With a full awards slate this year including Kidman starrer “Grace of Monaco,” TWC is expected release all of its Toronto acquisitions next year.
CAA negotiated the deal.