Firth, Macfadyen Go To The “Promised Land”

The two most famous incarnations of Mr. Darcy, actors Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen, have joined the cast of Michael Winterbottom’s indie political crime thriller “The Promised Land” for Fortissimo Films and Revolution Films says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story details with the events that lead up to the 1948 partition of Palestine and the subsequent creation of the state of Israel. Jim Sturgess stars as a British officer hunting down the extremist Jewish factions.

Laurence Coriat penned the script and Andrew Eaton is producing. Filming begins this Summer.