First up in the news that Colin Firth is to join Matthew Macfadyen and Jim Sturgess in Michael Winterbottom’s film The Promised Land, a political thriller set in Palestine at the end of the Second World War. Fans of Firth or Macfayden may enjoy the notion of the two Mr. Darcys joining forces on screen and following his amazing turn in Tom Ford’s A Single Man Firth will be seen in The King’s Speech, and his reunion with director Winterbottom (after 2008’s Genova) should maintain Firth’s ascending star.
Watchmen’s Comedian and forthcoming Loser Jeffrey Dean Morgan is set to take the lead Michael Barrett’s psychological thriller The Unblinking Eye, Morgan will play a reclusive detective tracked down by a journalist years after he was almost killed by a serial killer. There’s dark secrets to unveil and pasts to confront and while this isn’t an obvious move from Solomon Kane writer/director Barrett has a great lead in Morgan.
THR has the news here.