Tom Hollander to Star in Marie Colvin Biopic 'A Private War'

Posted 2017/11/24 0 0

“The Night Manager” actor has joined the cast of “A Private War”.


“A Private War” chronicles the life of American-born British war reporter Marie Colvin. The story, based on Marie Brenner’s 2012 Vanity Fair story “Marie Colvin’s Private War”, is told from the frontlines of the most dangerous battlefields in the world. Colvin, one of the most celebrated war correspondent of our era, was driven by an enduring desire to bear witness and give voice to the voiceless. Colvin, who wore a distinctive eye patch, died in early 2012 during a rocket attack while covering the civil war in Syria. The biographical drama will be directed by Matthew Heineman, whose credits include “Cartel Land” and “City of Ghosts,” from an Arash Amel screenplay. Academy Award-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson is also on board. Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk, Kamala Films’ Marissa McMahon, and Charlize Theron under her Denver & Delilah Productions banner are producing alongside Acacia Entertainment and Savvy Media Holdings.

“It’s great teaming with Basil Iwanyk, Thunder Road and Wayne Marc Godfrey at The Fyzz Facility again, as well as having the opportunity to work with Marissa McMahon and Charlize Theron,” Matthew George, who formed Acacia Filmed Entertainment in 2013, said.

“The story of Marie Colvin deserves to be told. Matt Heineman is an incredibly talented director and, along with Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan and the rest of the amazing cast, I know they’ll bring this unbelievable story of journalism against all odds to life.”

The film, which also features Taron Egerton as the titular character, Jamie Foxx as Little John, Eve Hewson as Maid Marian, Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck, is scheduled to be released on September 21, 2018.

Hollander recently starred in The Night Manager, opposite Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston, and the Andy Serkis-directed drama Breathe. He is set to appear in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.