5 November 2013 8:41 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Two major miniseries on Gallipoli both aim to start shooting by the middle of next year.

Casting is underway for the eight-hour opus Gallipoli, produced by Southern Star Entertainment for the Nine Network, which will re-enact 10 months in the Australian forces'. WW1 campaign in Turkey.

Sam Worthington is highly likely to play a lead role in The Gallipoli Story, a four-parter for Foxtel which will follow Australian journalists Keith Murdoch, Charles Bean and Phillip Schuler and Brit Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, who accompanied the troops to Gallipoli in 1915 and reveal how their quest for the truth helped change the war.s course.

John Edwards, who is producing Nine.s Gallipoli with Imogen Banks and Robert Connolly, tells If he does not see the two projects as rivals, given the very different approaches to the subject.

He invited Connolly to join the production team because he and Banks are simultaneously working on two other shows, »

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