King's Speech to get sequel, Colin Firth in it

Sep 25, 2012 09:45 IST

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London: Actor Colin Firth has reportedly agreed to appear in The King's Speech sequel.

"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," thesun.co.uk quoted a source as saying.

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," added the source.

Firth's co-stars Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush are also said to be interested 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 Firth's for best actor, 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.

IANS