Colin Farrell, Ed Harris and Jim Sturgess in The Way Back trailer
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
Peter Weir doesn’t make many movies, but when he does, he usually goes all out with them. He picks good stories and does a great job of telling them in a way that’s not overly sappy. MASTER AND COMMANDER, THE TRUMAN SHOW and WITNESS being some of his best works. For his latest human adventure with an epic backdrop, he’s tackling the true life prison escape in 1941 Russia titled THE WAY BACK. He’s assembled quite a cast to help him tell the story including Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Mark Strong and Saoirse Ronan.
The trailer gets the blood pumping, but I’m a little nervous about everyone trying to carry a Russian accent. Farrell and Harris have proven they can handle the accents, but I’m a little nervous about Sturgess and Ronan. They haven’t set a definite release date, but it is believed it will hit theaters in 2010, just in time for awards season. Watch the trailer here.