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Jeremy Irvine joins Michael Douglas on The Reach

Great Expectations

Story by Jack Foley

YOUNG British actor Jeremy Irvine is to star alongside Michael Douglas in The Reach.

To be directed by Jean-Baptiste Leonetti, the film is described by The Hollywood Reporter as a two-hander that sees a hunting enthusiast (played by Douglas) hire a guide (Irvine) for a trek through the desert.

The two start off on the wrong foot but things only get worse when the hunter kills a prospector, prompting him to also become a merciless torturer to the guide (both mentally and physically).

The film is due to commence shooting in New Mexico at the end of the month (September 2013).

The project is based on a 1972 novel called Deathwatch by Robb White.

Irvine is currently at the Toronto Film Festival with his current film, The Railway Man, in which he appears opposite Colin Firth as a real-life World War II captive soldier, Eric Lomax. Find out more

He recently completed the period drama The World Made Straight and is due to star in both The Woman in Black: Angels of Death and Fallen.

The actor made his feature debut with Steven Spielberg’s War Horse and has also been in Great Expectations.

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