The Way Back is Peter Weir's film adaptation of the best-selling novel The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom. After ten years of pre-production the much awaited movie version boasts an all star cast.
Colin Farrell will be the major draw in his supporting role giving a performance that is already being touted as the best of his career.
Early Oscars buzz has Ed Harris as a shoe-in for a supporting actor nomination whilst Saoirse Ronan is also being talked of to follow up her nomination for Atonement in 2008.
Director Weir has had six nominations in the past but never won and thoughts are this latest movie will bring yet another shortlisting from the Academy.
English lead Jim Sturgess is set to benefit most from the piece though. His stunning performance has put him in many experts 'Actor to Watch' list for 2011.