Directed by six-time Academy Award nominee Peter Weir, THE WAY BACK is an epic story of survival, solidarity and indomitable human will. Shot in Bulgaria, Morocco and India , the film stars Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris and Colin Farrell as prisoners of a Soviet Union labor camp, who, along with four others, flee their Siberian Gulag and begin a treacherous journey across thousands of miles of hostile terrain. Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan and Mark Stong co-star.
Written by Weir and Keith Clarke, the film is Peter\’s first since 2003\’s Master and Commander: Far Side of the World. It is inspired by the acclaimed book “The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom”, as well as first-person accounts and anecdotes as told to and researched by, Weir and executive producer Clarke.
Open now in the UK. Opens in limited release January 21, 2011.