Oscar season is just heating up and the latest from Peter Weir, “The Way Back,” should figure prominently in the late season jockeying for awards nominations. Following the film’s trailer which dropped earlier in the month, we now have a look at a poster for the film. And no, it’s not earth-shaking or anything special, but it does the job of getting us to write about the movie again.
Starring Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Mark Strong and Saoirse Ronan, the epic follows a group of seven prisoners who escape a Siberian labor camp in 1940 and attempt to trek thousands of miles across hostile terrain to India and their freedom. The film premiered at Telluride to strong reviews and we certainly are optimistic for the picture from the brief look we’ve had at the trailer.
The film will hit theaters on December 29th in a limited release and will open wider in January. Update: Wide release begins on January 21, 2011.