Tom Hollander (The Night Manager) has joined Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan in the Matthew Heineman-directed biopic, A Private War. The pic, which does before cameras this week in Japan, details the life of famed American-born British war journalist Marie Colvin, based on Marie Brenner’s 2012 Vanity Fair story Marie Colvin’s Private War.
Matthew George’s Acacia Entertainment has come onboard to fully finance and produce the project along with alongside The Fyzz Facility. Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah Production, Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk, Kamala Films’ Marissa McMahon, and Savvy Media Holdings are also producing.
Written by Arash Amel, the story 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.
Exec producers are Thunder Road’s Erica Lee and Jonathan Fuhrman, Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones of The Fyzz Facility and Ashley Schlaifer from Kamala Films. CAA is handling the U.S. rights, while BLOOM will manage international.
Hollander, a BAFTA award winner for his role in the AMC/BBC’s The Night Manager, can currently be seen in Andy Serkis-directed film Breathe, alongside Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. He’s repped by WME.