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Simon Weston biopic in the pipeline

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Image caption Simon Weston collected his CBE medal for charity work in March

A biopic of Falklands War veteran Simon Weston is to be made by a London-based company whose recent output includes a drama about Winston Churchill.

Jonathan Teplitzky, director of that film and 2013's The Railway Man, is attached to direct the $13m (£10m) project, according to Screen Daily.

Weston, a former Welsh Guard, suffered horrific burn injuries when the Sir Galahad ship came under fire in 1982.

The 55-year-old was made a CBE for his charity work last year.

Salon Pictures, the company behind the project, previously produced a 2015 documentary about footballer Paul Gascoigne.

Churchill, to be released next year, stars Brian Cox as the famous leader and Miranda Richardson as his wife Clemmie.

Shooting on the as-yet-untitled film is reportedly due to begin in Wales in spring 2017.

A spokesman for Weston confirmed to the BBC that a film about his life was in the works.

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