Colin Firth makes journey to 'Promised Land'

Matthew Macfadyen, Jim Sturgess also attached

BERLIN -- Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen are lining up alongside Jim Sturgess to star in Michael Winterbottom's "The Promised Land," backers said Thursday.

The movie is being repped worldwide here at the European Film Market by Fortissimo Films, which is partnering with Winterbottom and producing partner Andrew Eaton's production banner Revolution Films to make the movie.

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Winterbottom is traveling to the Berlinale to present "The Killer Inside Me" in competition and told THR he is casting "Promised" now.

Billed as a political crime thriller set in British-ruled Palestine at the end of World War II, Winterbottom's picture is written by Laurence Coriat.