Sturgess, Winterbottom Enter “Promised Land”

Michael Winterbottom (“Nine Songs”) is next set to direct the $5 million indie “Promised Land” for Revolution Studios reports Variety.

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 (“Across the Universe,” “21”) will star as a British officer hunting down the extremist Jewish factions.

Andrew Eaton will produce and filming kicks off in the Summer.