Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Farell & Ronan Set To Star In Peter Weir's The Way Back

Irish actors Colin Farrell and Saoirse Ronan are set to star in ‘The Way Back’, a World War II drama to be directed by Peter Weir (Master and Commander).

Farrell who just received a Golden Globe for his performance in ‘In Bruges’ and is wrapping up film work on Neil Jordan's Ondine, Ronan was nominated for an Academy Award last year and also will star in the Peter Jackson directed ‘The Lovely Bones’ due for release in December 2009.

The film is based on the memoir by Slavomir Rawicz about a group of soldiers trying to escape from a Siberian labor camp during World War II. Ed Harris and Jim Sturgess are also set to star in the film which is due to begin production in March in Bulgaria.