Jamie Dornan to Join Rosamund Pike in A Private War

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Fifty Shades of Grey's Jamie Dornan joins Rosamund Pike in Marie Colvin biopic A Private War

Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan joins Rosamund Pike in Marie Colvin biopic A Private War

Fifty Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan has joined Rosamund Pike in the cast of the upcoming biopic A Private War, according to Variety. The film will be directed by Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) and will be produced by Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk, Kamala Films’ Marissa McMahon and Denver & Delilah Films. Erica Lee will executive produce A Private War. Financing comes from Riverstone/Ingenious.

A Private War is the story of American journalist Marie Colvin, who covered wars and conflicts for the British paper The Sunday Times from 1985 until her death in 2012. She lost the sight in her left eye in 2001 in Sri Lanka. She died during a rocket attack while covering the siege of Homs in Syria. Colvin won a number of awards for her journalism, including Journalist of the Year in 2000 from the Foreign Press Association, Courage in Journalism from the International Women’s Media Foundation, and Foreign Reporter of the Year from the British Press Awards three times.

Dornan is known for playing the role of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, which will premiere its third film, Fifty Shades Freed, on Valentine’s Day 2018. He appeared in the film Marie Antoinette as Axel Von Fersen, in Anthropoid as Jan Kubis, and as Paul Spector in the series The Fall. He played Sheriff Graham Humbert in the ABC series Once Upon a Time and will co-star alongside Peter Dinklage in the HBO television film My Dinner with Hervé. He’ll also appear in the upcoming Robin Hood: Origins where he’ll play Robin’s half-brother Will Scarlet.

What do you think of the casting of Jamie Dornan in the film A Private War? Were you familiar with journalist Marie Colvin? Let us know in the comments.

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