Promised Land: Winterbottom to direct the war drama
- Michael Winterbottom will next direct "Promised Land", a drama about the Arab-Israeli conflict.
- The story will recount the lead up to the 1948 partition of Palestine and the subsequent creation of the state of Israel, depicting Jewish militant groups launching terror attacks against British forces and Arabs during their campaign for statehood.
- Jim Sturgess will star as a British officer hunting down the extremist Jewish factions.
- Filming is set to start Summer 2010.
Thu January 21, 2010 | Source: Variety