Jeremy Irons to portray Archibald McIndoe in new film

A possible upcoming film project for Jeremy Irons that of Reconstruction of Warriors, based on the book of the same name by E.R. Mayhew, about pioneering New Zealand plastic surgeon, Archibald McIndoe, who worked for the Royal Air Force during World War II. He greatly improved the treatment and rehabilitation of badly burned Spitfire pilots.

All of the details are not confirmed about the project but, according to various sites on the Internet, a screenplay has been written by Ireland-based writer Steven Goldsmith. Goldsmith was hired by Kevin Byron Murphy of Titian Red Pictures. The movie would be shot in Budapest, Hungary and in Ireland.

Likely director for the project is Lajos Koltai, a cinematographer and director who frequently works with Istvan Szabo. Lajos Koltai was the cinematographer for Jeremy’s movie Being Julia. Koltai’s American film directorial debut was for Evening, starring Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Vanessa Redgrave and Meryl Streep.

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Sir Archibald McIndoe

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McIndoe and his patients

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Sir Archibald McIndoe and his patients - the Guinea Pigs

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