Wendy Mitchell
January 21, 2010 AT 12:00 PM EST

Variety reports that British director Michael Winterbottom (A Mighty Heart, 24 Hour Party People) will make his next feature film about the Arab-Israeli conflict. Promised Land will examine the lead up to the 1948 partition of Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel. Jim Sturgess (21) will star.

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