Jeremy Irons set to star in ‘Night Train to Lisbon’

According to Variety, Jeremy Irons will star in the upcoming film adaptation by Billie August of Pascal Mercier’s bestselling novel, Night Train to Lisbon. The film will be produced by Studio Hamburg Production and Zurich-based C-Films. The film has secured $2.9 from Eurimages, as well as federal and regional funds in Germany.

Jeremy Irons will play a Swiss professor of classical languages who, after a chance encounter with a Portuguese woman, quits his job and travels to Lisbon in the hope of discovering the fate of a certain author, a doctor and poet who fought against Portuguese dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar.

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  1. Claudia Miguel
    Jun 28, 2011

    Dear Jeremy Irons,

    I am very pleased to read this fantastic new! This book is amazing and Lisbon will be pleased to receive you once more!
    Claudia Miguel

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