The film follows the true story of the tragic submarine wreck which sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea in August of 2000 and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival aboard the disabled sub, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.
Thomas Vinterberg will helm the feature witha script from Robert Rodat.
Firth will next be seen in Bridget Jones’ Baby and was most recently seen in Genius. It was recently hinted that he would return for the Kingsman sequel The Golden Circle in an early poster for the film.
He is repped by CAA.
This news was first reported by Variety.