A recent Academy Award nominee is about to embark on a promising new journey for a new film project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, A Single Man star Colin Firth has signed on for The Promised Land.

Jim Sturgess and Matthew McFayden have also joined the cast for director Michael Winterbottom. Laurence Coriat wrote the script, a crime thriller set in British-ruled Palestine towards the end of World War II.

No production schedule was released for the film.