Oscar-winning British stars Sir Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson will star in The Monumental Escaper, it has been introduced.
The film, inspired by ideal events, tells the story of a 2nd World Warfare worn who escaped his care home in Hove, East Sussex, to aid the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in France.
Bernard Jordan’s story made headlines around the enviornment in 2014. Sir Michael, 87, will play Mr Jordan while Jackson, 84, will star as his companion Irene, Pathe talked about.
The entertainment company added this would maybe just indicate the film on the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.
Oliver Parker is impart to yelp The Monumental Escaper and filming is scheduled to begin in June. William Ivory has written the script.
Parker talked about: “No-one can withstand a script that makes other folks each chuckle and weep – I loved Billy’s writing and the story itself, so inspirational and so moving, gave the influence to keep up a correspondence to our instances and our want for heroes on a human scale, whether other folks esteem Bernard Jordan or our doctors and nurses.
“And now to bear Michael and Glenda – two iconic actors – agree to honour this story with their brilliance, it’s the cherry on the cake!”
Sir Michael is a two-time Oscar winner – he picked up handiest supporting actor gongs for Hannah And Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules.
Jackson moreover boasts two Academy Awards. She won handiest actress for Ladies folk In Worship and A Touch Of Class.