Colin Farrell is continues to insist on headlining interesting sounding films, as Variety is reporting the Golden Globe nominated actor will star in Peter Weir's first film since 2003's Master and Commander. The Dubliner will play a "tough tattooed Russian" alongside Ed Harris, 21 star Jim Strugess and in-demand Irish youngster Saoirse Ronan in the war drama The Way Back. The film centre's on a group of soldiers who escaped from a war camp in Siberia during the Second World War, and is a true story. Weir is known for his ability to direct actors extremely well; he's helmed the likes of The Truman Show, Dead Poets Society and Witness, all of which saw their leads give career best turns. Farrell recently wrapped the part Irish shot Ondine for Neil Jordon, and will next be seen in Triage and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, where he replaced the late Heath Ledger. It's a cast with bags of potential, and sounds like it could actually be like Defiance, but y'know, good.