david-hirschfelderDavid Hirschfelder is composing the score for the upcoming drama The Railway Man. The movie is directed by Jonathan Teplitzy (Burning Man) and stars Colin Firth as Eric Lomax, a British officer who was captured and tortured by the Japanese in World War II and is persuaded by his wife to seek out and confront one of his captors a few decades later. Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgard and Hiroyuki Sanada are co-starring. Frank Cottrell Boyce (Millions, Hilary & Jackie) and Andy Paterson (producer of Girl with a Pearl Earring) have written the screenplay based on Lomax’s autobiography. Paterson is also producing the Australian and British co-production with Chris Brown (The Proposition, Daybreakers) and Bill Curbishley. Hirschfelder’s previous film scoring credits include Shine and Elizabeth, for which he received two Academy Award nominations, as well as Baz Luhrman’s Australia, Zack Snyder’s Legend of the Guardians and the James Cameron-produced Sanctum. The Railway Man is currently in post-production and is expected to premiere later this year.