Weisz and Farrell Get Buried in ‘Dirt’


Phillip Noyce last directed the critically loved yet poor performing Catch a Fire centered on apartheid in South Africa. His next film is a drama based on Tim Winton’s novel “Dirt Music” and will star Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell.

Dirt Music is set in the Outback and is already slated to begin filming in August in Noyce’s native country North Western Australia.

The story is set against the extreme landscape of the Northern Territories, it’s a love story about a woman (Weisz) struggling with isolation and loneliness in a remote community, whose passion for life is rekindled by a mysterious drifter (Farrell).