Irish movie star Colin Farrell has signed to star in a new movie about the war in Iraq. Farrell will appear alongside Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes and Willem Dafoe in THE HURT LOCKER, which tells the story of an ill-fated bomb disposal unit. It will be directed by KATHERINE BIGELOW, who co-wrote the screenplay with war correspondent MARK BOAL. Shooting will begin later this year (07).