Via The Hollywood Reporter–Stellan Skarsgard and Hiroyuki Sanada have signed on to join the cast of The Railway Man. The film which also stars Jeremy Irvine and Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth, details the true story of Eric Lomax, “a victim from World War II’s “Death Railway” sets out to find those responsible for his torture.” Skarsgard will play the best friend of Lomax (Firth) who accompanies him back to the place of his torture and Sanada will play a Japanese officer whom Lomax is tracking down. Jeremy Irvine is set to play the younger version of Firth’s character.
Skarsgard was last seen on screens in Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and just recently signed on to co-star in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac. Sanada can be seen as recurring character Takeda on ABC’s new hit drama Revenge.
The Railway Man will start shooting April 30 in Scotland before moving to Thailand and Queensland, Australia.