Kingsman: The Golden Circle actor Taron Egerton has signed on to star in a new drama/thriller film, A Private War, alongside Rosamund Pike.
According to Deadline, Rosamund will play famous war journalist Marie Colvin in the Matthew Heineman-directed film, which will take place at:
“…the front lines of the most dangerous battlefields in the world, the place Colvin often found herself as she became the most celebrated war correspondent of her era.She was known as a woman as comfortable downing Martinis with the posh elite of high-society as she was staring down warlords and fleeing from gunfire. Driven by an enduring desire to bear witness and give voice to the voiceless, Colvin’s conflict zone coverage included Chechnya, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, where she lost her left eye in 2001. Colvin, who wore a distinctive eye patch after that, died in early 2012 during a rocket attack covering the civil war in Syria for the U.K.’s Sunday Times.”
Taron will play a journalist with a military background that follows Colvin around war zones.
Production for the film is set to begin in November.
You can catch Taron in Kingsman: The Golden Circle when it hits theatres on September 22.