Michael Winterbottom finds Promised Land January 22, 2010 and Jim Sturgess is there! Michael Winterbottom will next direct the movie Promised Land. The film reaccounts the lead up to the 1948 partition of Palestine and the subsequent creation of the state of Israel. Jim Sturgess is in line to play the British officer hunting down the extremist Jewish factions. The film is expected to start shooting this summer.