"The film tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Corp of Signals, who was captured by Japanese forces in World War II and sent to a prison camp in Thailand".
"Nicole Kidman is to play Colin Firth's wife in the film playing Lomax's second wife Patti, who helps him to come to terms with the war and the depredations and ill treatment he suffered".
"Jeremy Irvine stars as the young Lomax in the war secene. Jonathan Teplitzky directs".
This INFO was from the 'in People' section of Rail News, 14th of March 2012, by Contributor: Andy Milne...Rail Industry expert and the Editor of Railstaff Newspaper.
"Bridge on the River Kwai", (1957),starring William Holden - Alec Guiness - Jack Hawkins - Sessue Hayakawa, about a British slave-labor railway gang under Japanese POW camp command, could be considered an inspiration for this upcoming film, ...go ahead...check it out...it's in CinemaScope Widescreen. "A Magnificent, Moving Film!" - Life Magazine, "Destined to Become a Classic!" - Look Magazine. The film highlights the world class quality of British Railway Engineering under the harshest of conditions.