Movie Reviews, Movie News, Movie Trailers, Blu-ray Reviews The place for all your movie kicks
 

COOL LINKS FROM AROUND THE WEB:

MORE COOL LINKS FROM AROUND THE WEB:

 

Jim Sturgess will star in Michael Winterbottom’s Promised Land

January 23, 2010 | Written By: Brad Sturdivant

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Director Michael Winterbottom is returning to the Middle East for the subject of his next film PROMISED LAND.  Winterbottom, who previously directed the intense A MIGHTY HEART, will tackle some of the events leading up to the 1948 establishment of Israel.  Jim Sturgess will star as a British soldier tracking down Jewish militants. I loved Jim Sturgess in ACROSS THE UNIVERSE and even 21, but I’m not sure I buy him as a tough guy, hunting down militants.

This has controversy written all over it.  In a film like this, there is almost definitely going to be a “good” side and a “bad” side.  Since it’s directed by a Brit and the main star is a Brit, I’m guessing the Jewish community is going to get upset at some point.  It’ll be a great movie to watch because the conflict in the Middle East is fascinating, but it’s a hard one to put on film because there are so many sides to the story.

Jim Sturgess

Source: Variety

Tags: , ,

One Response to “Jim Sturgess will star in Michael Winterbottom’s Promised Land”

  1. [...] while ago we told you that Jim Sturgess was the first to sign on to Michael Winterbottom’s PROMISED LAND.  Today comes word that he’ll [...]

 

Headlines