Weisz digs into 'Dirt' with Farrell


Oscar winner Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell have joined the cast of Phillip Noyce's "Dirt Music," based on Tim Winton's novel, international sales, financing and production label HanWay Films said.

Set in northwestern Australia, the adaptation is set to begin shooting Down Under in August.

Noyce and Miranda Culley developed the screenplay through their Rumbalara Films and are producing. Jeremy Thomas of Recorded Picture Co. will executive produce.

"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."