Update: Richard is no longer attached to this film. The director will be online to discuss at the forum for the movie March 9 at 10 pm UK time.
NOT....Richard Armitage is attached to a new project "Charlie" about an escaped POW in WWII.
[Thanks to Lights, Camera, History for posting this!]
Mike Ogden (writer and director) has described the film as "sort of a mix of English Patient/Saving Private Ryan/Whistle Down the Wind/Lord of The Flies/The Pianist... but it's far from films like Dirty Dozen or that mess Tarantino just released."
He also mentions two books which he's suggested to Richard Armitage to read to prepare for the role: Silence on Monte Sole by Jack Olsen and Italy's Sorrow by James Holland.
Lara Fabian is also mentioned. I know Lara as a singer but haven't seen her in film yet. Here's one of her performances where she's blown away by her fans. Lara will be playing a doctor's wife Mimi, as well as singing on the soundtrack.