Jeremy Irvine has been busy at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) promoting his new movie The Railway Man and he’s just landed his next big role!
The 23-year-old has been cast opposite Michael Douglas in the thriller The Reach according to THR. The film is set to shoot in New Mexico at the end of the month and will be directed by Jean-Baptiste Leonetti.
The film is based on the 1972 Robb White novel titled Deathwatch and follows hunting enthusiast Douglas who hires a guide (Irvine) for a trek through the desert. The two start off on the wrong foot and things only get worse when the hunter kills a prospector. The hunter then becomes a merciless torturer to the guide and puts him through painful mental and physical tests in the middle of the sweltering desert. Sounds intense!
While at TIFF, Jeremy joined his The Railway Man co-stars like Colin Firth and you can watch the new trailer for the film below. Based on his best-selling memoir, The Railway Man tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter he holds responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him, and his haunting past.
In more Jeremy news, he recently landed the lead role in the big screen adaptation of Lauren Kate’s best selling YA novel series Fallen opposite Addison Timlin. Fallen is the first in a four-part series that centers around Luce (Timlin), a shy teen who is suspected of killing a boy and is sent to Sword and Cross reform school. The school is filled with frequent supernatural occurrences and it becomes clear that the majority of students are fallen angels on the side of good or evil. A battle commences and a love story with deadly consequences for Luce is formed with two male students who have dark secrets of their own.
Which of Jeremy’s upcoming projects are you most excited for?