'Dirt' nab: Colin, Weisz to topline pic


Oscar winner Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell have joined the cast of Phillip Noyce's "Dirt Music," based on Tim Winton's novel of the same name, international sales, financing and production label HanWay Films said Saturday. Set in North Western Australia, the movie adaptation of Winton's novel is set to begin shooting Down Under in August. Noyce and Miranda Culley developed the screenplay through their Rumbalara Films and are producing with Jeremy Thomas' Recorded Picture Co. executive producing. "At HanWay we always knew that the extraordinary love story at the heart of "Dirt Music" needed actors of great stature and commercial appeal," HanWay CEO Tim Haslam said. "Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell are two artists at the top of their game who will add great marquee appeal for our international distribution partners