Colin Firth Treks To ‘Benjamin’s Crossing’; Fortitude Intl Will Launch At Cannes

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EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winner Colin Firth is set to star in the Pat O'Connor-helmed Benjamin's Crossing, based on the novel by Jay Parini. Firth will play Walter Benjamin, the real life Jewish philosopher who made a daring escape from Nazi-occupied Europe through the Pyrenees Mountains in 1940. Fortitude International is financing and launching sales at Cannes. Production is set to go in the fall of 2017. The political thriller reteams Firth and O'Connor who worked together on…