Nicole Kidman will replace Rachel Weisz in the film adaptation of "The Railway Man" says Variety. Weisz had to drop out of the role due to schedule overruns on 2 of her pics.
The film follows Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a real-life army officer who suffered at the hands of Japanese soldiers during World War II --only to seek revenge decades later.
Kidman takes on the role of Patricia 'Patti' Wallace, Lomax's second wife. Patty was instrumental in helping her husband deal with his psychological damage and put him together with one of the Japanese officers who was responsible for his torture
"War Horse" star Jeremy Irvine will play the younger version of Lomax.
The script by Andy Paterson and Frank Cottrell Boyce will adapt the Lomax memior of the same name
Jonathan Teplitzky will direct.
Chris Brown Bill Curbishley and Paterson produce.
Production starts next month.