Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the rights to war drama, The Children of Huang Shi.

The film stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell, Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh; Roger Spottiswoode is directing. The Hollywood Reporter adds the film tells the story of a British reporter (Rhys Meyers) in China during the country's invasion by Japan in 1937. He rescues 60 war orphans by leading them on a thousand-mile journey to a village near the end of China's Great Wall with the help of a local political leader (Chow), an aristocrat (Yeoh) and the nurse he falls in love with (Mitchell).

The Children of Huang Shi wrapped three months of shooting last week in Shanghai, China; it's tentatively set for release late this year.