Colin Firth Signed to A Foreign Country

Posted by at 1:37 am on May 18, 2013

Colin FirthColin Firth is adding another spy role to his to-do list, in addition to Matthew Vaughn’s “The Secret Service” (guess what it’s about), the actor has just been cast in another spy flick, “A Foreign Country”, based on Charles Cumming’s so-named novel and produced by Silver Reel and Raindog (who are also behind another of Firth’s upcoming pictures, “The Railway Man”). Handily, Raindog is Firth’s own company, run with former Sony exec Ged Doherty. So that probably explains how he got the part…

This is all coming off the back of Firth’s turn as one part of an astonishing ensemble in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”, Tomas Alfredson’s elegant and absorbing version of the John Le Carre novel. “A Foreign Country” offers a lot of similar elements: an agent returning to British intelligence for the spying equivalent of a heist movie’s “one last job”, the rooting out of a conspiracy within the service itself, a Mediterranean episode (Tunisia and Egypt, in this case), and, no doubt, relentlessly stiff upper lips. No word yet on any other cast or crew, though, so exactly whose lips will remain a mystery for now. Firth’s company are also developing interracial period romance “The Loving Story,” and an adaptation of Mara Leveritt’s novel “The Body On The Tracks,” so he’s clearly planning to keep busy for the foreseeable future.

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