Colin Firth to star in 'King's Speech' sequel

Sep 25, 2012, 09:13 IST | PTI

Actor Colin Firth is to appear in a 'King's Speech' sequel that would be set during World War II. The 52-year-old has reportedly agreed to reprise his Oscar-winning role as King George VI in a follow-up film, reported Sun online.

"The sequel is going to be about the experience of families during the Blitz. It will focus on how the privileged royal family was hit by the crisis, compared to the more ordinary family of George VI's speech therapist," a source said.

Colin Firth
Colin Firth

"The focus will be on George but it will also show how the whole royal household was affected. There's still amazing interest in the Blitz. The movie is still in the very early stages but everyone's keen to get going soon," the source added.

Firth's co-stars Helena Bonham Carter, who played his wife Queen Elizabeth, and Geoffrey Rush - the king's speech therapist, are also said to want to return for the sequel and director Tom Hooper is keen to take the helm once again.

'The King's Speech', which picked up four Oscars, including Best Actor for Firth, as well as a string of BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards, cost just 9 million pounds to make and earned over 250 million pounds at the box office. 

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