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Film News Roundup: Callan Mulvey Joins Chris Pine’s Scottish Drama ‘Outlaw King’

Film News Roundup: Callan Mulvey Joins Chris Pine’s Scottish Drama ‘Outlaw King’
In today’s film news roundup, Callan Mulvey is joining the cast of David Mackenzie’s “Outlaw King,” Aldis Hodge will portray football player Brian Banks, and John Travolta’s “Trading Paint” gets financing.


Callan Mulvey is joining the cast of David Mackenzie’s “Outlaw King” on Netflix opposite Chris Pine and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Variety has learned exclusively.

He will be playing the role of Sir John Comyn in the film, which will follow Scottish patriot Robert the Bruce in his campaign to liberate Scotland from the tyrannical reign of England’s Edward II during the 13th and 14th Centuries. Mulvey’s character belongs to a rival clan with their own claim to the throne.

Billy Howle and Florence Pugh are also starring in “Outlaw King.” Mackenzie is directing from a script by Bash Doran. Gillian Berrie of Sigma Films is producing with Anonymous Content’s Richard Brown and Steve Golin.

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‘Once Upon A Time’: Emma Booth Joins ABC Fairytale Drama As Recurring

Australian actress Emma Booth (Underbelly, Gods of Egypt) has landed a major recurring role on the upcoming seventh season of ABC’s Once Upon a Time, which is undergoing a reset with new stories and a number of new characters. She will play The Witch who is as wicked as they come. Booth’s film Hounds of Love recently premiered at Tribeca and Venice Film Festivals. She will next be seen starring opposite Michael Pena and Lizzie Caplan in Universal’s Extension and can also…
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Cameras roll on second season of Stan's 'Wolf Creek'

'Wolf Creek' season one..

Production has begun in South Australia on the second season of Stan's Wolf Creek, with showrunner Greg McLean once again in the director's chair.

John Jarratt reprises the role of Mick Taylor, and will be joined by Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant), Matt Day (Rake, Paper Giants, Underbelly, Kiss or Kill), Ben Oxenbould (Comedy Inc., The Kettering Incident, The Code), Laura Wheelwright (Animal Kingdom), Stephen Hunter (The Hobbit, The Leftovers) and Chris Haywood (Shine, Muriel's Wedding, Dogs in Space).

Of the second season McLean said: "We.ll join an amazing cast on a road trip of a lifetime, as they must draw on their inner strength to outwit the terrifying Mick Taylor. John Jarratt returns to take Mick.s dark arts to a whole new level, showcasing the beautiful and dangerous landscapes of the remote outback..

Joining McLean in directing will be Kieran Darcy-Smith (Wish You Were Here,
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Aaron Jeffery to play Chopper Read in new TV miniseries

Dark Horizons is reporting that Aaron Jeffery (Wentworth, McLeod’s Daughters) is set to play the famed Australian criminal and author Mark ‘Chopper’ Read in the new TV miniseries Underbelly Files: Chopper. He will be joined in the cast by Michael Caton (Homicide, The Castle) as Chopper’s father Keith.

Chopper” Reid was one of Australia’s most notorious gangsters, and cut a swathe through the nation’s criminal underworld in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. He gained international recognition in 2000 with the success of Andrew Dominik’s film Chopper, which starred Eric Bana in the title role.

Underbelly redefined Australian drama when it first exploded onto our screens in 2008,” said Nine Network co-heads of drama Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney. “Now after a four-year break, it’s back with the riveting untold story of Australia’s most notorious and audacious gangster. This is “Chopper” as you’ve never seen him before,
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Jacqueline McKenzie, Phoebe Tonkin among cast of Sbs drama 'Safe Harbour'

Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries) and Joel Jackson (Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door) are set to star in Sbs' upcoming Safe Harbour.

The Matchbox Pictures four-parter, currently shooting in Brisbane, will also include Ewen Leslie (Rake), Leeanna Walsman (Seven Types of Ambiguity) and Jacqueline McKenzie (The 4400).

They.ll be joined by Hazem Shammas (Underbelly), Nicole Chamoun (Kick) and Robert Rabiah (Tomorrow When the War Began).

Safe Harbour, written by Phil Enchelmaier, Belinda Chayko and Matt Cameron, follows a group of friends who, on a yacht trip from Brisbane to Indonesia, intercept an overloaded asylum seeker boat. .

Glendyn Ivin (Seven Types of Ambiguity, The Beautiful Lie) will take up directing duties, with Matchbox.s Stephen Corvini (Better Man, Hyde & Seek) producing. Sbs. Sue Masters (The Principal, Deep Water) is the executive producer.

.We.ve assembled a brilliant cast that is set to entertain and enthral an audience with
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Shane and Clayton Jacobson reteam for black comedy 'Sibling Rivalry'

Shane Jacobson in 'Kenny', written and directed by brother Clayton. The two will join forces again on 'Sibling Rivalry'.

The brothers behind Kenny,.Shane and Clayton Jacobson, are set to reunite for a new film, black comedy Sibling Rivalry..

The feature is one of four film projects and seven television dramas supported by Screen Australia in its latest $8.8 million funding round..

The pair will co-star in the film, which revolves around two brothers who, with their mother at death.s door, go to extreme lengths to protect their inheritance.

Clayton will direct the film and produce along with Jason Byrne (Sucker, How to Talk Australians). The script has been penned by Jamie Browne (The Mule, Secret Daughter, Please Like Me), with Tait Brady (The BBQ, Little Acorns, Healing) and Julia Adams (Mako Mermaids,The Day My Butt Went Psycho) executive producing..

Among the other projects funded
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Every Cloud Productions goes digital with ‘Deadlock’

'Deadlock' (photo credit: Louella Pleffer).

Deadlock, a teenage-focused ABC iview series from Every Cloud Productions, the producers of Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries and Newton.s Law, is set to shoot on the north coast of Nsw in July.

Based on an original concept from Every Cloud.s Deb Cox, the 5 x 12 web series, set in Byron Bay, will follow what happens after a .mysterious car crash exposes the dark underbelly of an idyllic paradise. and changes the lives of the teens it affects.

Cox, Fiona Eagger and Belinda Mravicic will produce. Writer-director Billie Pleffer will shoot the series under the mentorship of Tony Tilse (Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries, Underbelly)..

Deadlock was developed with emerging writers (including Pleffer) in a script lab hosted by Screenworks and held in collaboration with.Skins co-creator and co-writer Bryan Elsley..The workshop involved bringing in teenagers from the Northern Rivers to help inform
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Luke Sparke’s ‘Occupation’ to shoot on the Gold Coast

Red Billabong..

Luke Sparke is following up his feature debut.Red Billabong with sci-fi pic.Occupation..The film, about a small town that bands together after a devastating ground invasion, will shoot next month around the Gold Coast and northern Nsw.

Dan Ewing, who lead the cast of.Red Billabong, will also star in.Occupation.alongside New Zealand.s Temuera Morrison (The Osiris Child , Moana, Star Wars: Episode II and III).

Other cast include Stephany Jacobsen (Battlestar Galactica), Rhiannon Fish (The 100), Charles Terrier (Neighbours), Bruce Spence (Mad Max 2), Felix Williamson (The Great Gatsby, Underbelly), Charles Mesure (Desperate Housewives), Zachary Garred (General Hospital), Izzy Stevens (Puberty Blues), Trystan Go (The Family Law) and AFI award winner Jacqueline McKenzie (The 4400).

Occupation will be produced by SparkeFilms, with Red Billabong producer Carly Imrie returning. .

.I.m very excited and proud to bring such a varied and talented ensemble cast to this Australian film,
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Temuera Morrison to Star in Australian Sci-Fi Film ‘Occupation’

Temuera Morrison to Star in Australian Sci-Fi Film ‘Occupation’
Temuera Morrison (“Moana,” “Aquaman”) and Dan Ewing head the cast of “Occupation,” a sci-fi action film, to shoot in Australia from next month.

The story involves a group of small-town residents who must band together after a devastating ground invasion. The film is directed by Luke Sparke, who last year delivered “Red Billabong.”

Production is by SparkeFilms with “Red Billabong” producer Carly Imrie returning. International sales are handled by Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment.

“Sci-fi is an exciting genre and very popular. I’ve just done ‘The Osiris Child’ – another sci-film. So this genre seems to be where it’s currently at,” said Morrison, who also starred in “Star Wars” Episodes II and III.

Other cast include: Stephany Jacobsen (“Battlestar Galactica”), Rhiannon Fish (“The 100”), Charles Terrier (“Neighbours”), Bruce Spence (“Mad Max 2”), Felix Williamson (“The Great Gatsby,” “Underbelly”), Charles Mesure (“Desperate Housewives”), Zachary Garred (“General Hospital”), Izzy Stevens
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Filming begins on BBC One six-parter 'Requiem' created and written by Kris Mrksa

Kris Mrksa.

Filming has begun in Wales on Requiem, a 6x60' drama created and written by Aussie writer Kris Mrksa, commissioned by BBC One and co-produced by Netflix.

In 1994 a toddler disappears from a small Welsh town, never to be seen again. Twenty-three years later, talented young cellist Matilda, played by Lydia Wilson (Star Trek Beyond, About Time), has her life turned upside down by her mother.s inexplicable suicide..

In the wake of the tragedy Matilda begins to question everything she thought she knew about herself, embarking on a quest that leads her to that same Welsh village, where the secrets she uncovers threaten to unravel her very identity.

Also in the cast is Animal Kingdom.s James Frecheville, playing an Australian who arrives in town and may not be all that he seems.

This is the first show Mrksa, whose credits include East West 101, Underbelly, Devil.s Dust and Janet King,
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Netflix to co-produce BBC thriller Requiem

Streaming giants Netflix are jumping on board with the BBC to co-produce their new psychological thriller TV series Requiem.

The team up, confirmed by Variety, will see them producing a six part television series written created by Kris Mrksa of The Slap and Underbelly fame.

The show will be produced by New Pictures whose credits include serial killer thriller Rellik and The Missing, which is a child abduction story.

The story for Requiem begins in 1994 when a young child dies in a Welsh village. Decades later, a young woman is mysteriously drawn to the same village after her mother commits suicide.

Shooting for Requiem begins in Wales next week; the show will be directed by Mahalia Belo (Ellen) and the cast includes Lydia Wilson (Star Trek Beyond), Joel Fry (Game of Thrones), Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones) and James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom).
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Netflix Set to Board BBC Psychological Thriller ‘Requiem’

Netflix is days away from coming on board BBC psychological thriller series “Requiem” as a co-producer, Variety has confirmed.

The six-part drama is written and created by Kris Mrksa, whose credits include “The Slap,” “Underbelly” and “Glitch.” It is produced by Charlie Pattinson’s New Pictures, which is part of All3Media.

The story begins in 1994, when a toddler disappears from a Welsh village. “Twenty-three years later, a talented young cellist’s life is turned upside down by her mother’s inexplicable suicide,” according to a statement. “[The cellist] begins to question everything she thought she knew about herself, embarking on a quest that leads her to that Welsh village.”

Mahalia Belo will direct the series, which starts to shoot in Wales next week. Lydia Wilson (“Star Trek Beyond,” “Ripper Street”) is set to star, with other cast to include Joel Fry (“You, Me and the Apocalypse,” “Game of Thrones”), Tara Fitzgerald (“Game of Thrones”) and James Frecheville (“Animal Kingdom
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Netflix circles BBC thriller series 'Requiem'

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Exclusive: Supernatural series from Indian Summers producer sets director and cast.

Netflix is in advanced negotiations to join BBC One series Requiem as a co-producer.

The 6 x 60-minute supernatural thriller, which is due to shoot in Wales from next week, will follow a young woman after the death of her mother.

Produced by Indian Summers and The Missing outfit New Pictures, the series is penned by Australian writer Kris Mrksa, who has written episdoes for Australian series including The Slap, Underbelly and Glitch.

Director will be former Screen Star Of Tomorrow Mahalia Belo, whose short Volume premiered at Sundance and won the British Independent Film Award for Best Short Film. Nfts graduate Belo most recently completed Ellen, a single 90 minute drama for Channel4 starring Jessica Barden

Set for a starring role in the series will be emerging UK actress Lydia Wilson, who has previously scored supporting roles in TV series Ripper Street and movies Star Trek Beyond and About Time
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'Wolf Creek' star Dustin Clare joins newly re-titled 'Pacific Rim: Uprising'

Dustin Clare.

Aussie actor Dustin Clare has joined the newly retitled Pacific Rim: Uprising (previously Pacific Rim: Maelstrom) alongside John Boyega and Scott Eastwood.

Steven S. DeKnight is directing the project, with Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, and Guillermo del Toro (the director of the original) producing alongside Boyega and Femi Oguns..

Cale Boyter is exec producing the Universal/Legendary pic, which will bow in theaters February 23 next year.

Clare appeared in Stan's recent Wolf Creek series. His other credits include All Saints, McLeod's Daughters, Underbelly, The Eye of the Storm and Goddess.

The actor is probably best known internationally for starring roles in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and Spartacus: War of the Damned. Starz's Spartacus franchise has form with Australians, with the late Andy Whitfield and Suicide Squad's Jai Courtney starring in the first season..

Clare moved into writing and producing with 2014 indie feature Sunday,
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'Project Eden: Vol. I' to make its world premiere at Boston SciFi

Emily Fradenburgh and Peter Christian Hansen in 'Project Eden: Vol I' (Photo: Christopher Lange/Mark Hobson).. . Ashlee Jensen and Terrance Young.s Project Eden: Vol. I will have its world premiere at the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival next month. . Shot across the Us, Australia and Nz, Project Eden: Vol. I stars Erick Avari (Stargate, The Mummy, Mr. Deeds), Mike Dopud (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dark Matter), Bruce Bohone (Fargo, Man of Steel), Cliff Simon (Stargate Sg-1), Anna McGahan (Underbelly: Razor, House Husbands) and Paul O.Brien (Home & Away). . The thriller follows a young woman who, aided by an ex-military officer, becomes an unwitting fugitive after she discovers her son's catatonic state may be at the heart of a global conspiracy. . .We are thrilled that this film gets to have its world premiere, not only in the United States where this story was first conceived, but at
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Second season of ‘Let’s Talk About’ to launch on Foxtel Play

Let's Talk About.. . Matilda Brown.s short-form series Let.s Talk About is set to return for a second season. . The series, originally commissioned for the now defunct Presto, has found a new home on Foxtel Play, where it will be available for streaming from February 19, along with the first season. The show will also be broadcast on Foxtel.s Showcase channel.. . Foxtel has also tweaked the format for the second season: from 10 x 5 to 10 x 11 minute episodes. . Brown (Am I Ok, How God Works), the series creator and star,.will return alongside Richard Davies (Offspring, Bed of Roses), father Bryan Brown (Red Dog: True Blue, Australia) and Lisa Hensley (Brides of Christ, Dating the Enemy). . This season, Sam Neill (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Jurassic Park) will also star, along with Damian Walshe-Howling (Underbelly, The Reef), Steve Le Marquand (Rake, Underbelly), Andrea Demetriades (Alex & Eve, The Principal), and Chloe Boreham
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‘Bornless Ones’ Review

Stars: Margaret Judson, Devin Goodsell, Michael Johnston, Mark Furze, Bobby T, David Banks, Victoria Clare, Gwen Holloway, Nick Saso, Rob Tepper, Lana Titov, Greg Travis | Written and Directed by Alexander Babaev

Take four outrageously good looking guys and gals, a fifth guy with some sort of life challenging disease… Move them into a new out of the way house with a secret history, not to far from an institution; have them desecrate and destroy what look to be supernatural symbols boarding up the windows and you have Bornless Ones. Oh and there’s also scary possession, craziness and a fair bit of really well done gore. Seriously well done gore!

Now that’s not to say that Bornless Ones lacks originality in any way because it really does not. Ok, we may have seen the creepy house in the middle of nowhere that scares the crap out of its occupants before,
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Instrum International to handle sales for 'Project Eden: Vol. I'

Erick Avari in 'Project Eden: Vol. I'. (Photo credit: Christopher Lange/Mark Hobson). . The worldwide sales for feature Project Eden: Vol.I, directed by Aussie filmmaking duo Ashlee Jensen and Terrance Young, will be handled by La-based Instrum International. . The thriller has just wrapped after a 12-month shoot spanning the Us, Australia and Nz. . Project Eden: Vol. I. follows a young woman who, aided by an ex-military officer, becomes an unwitting fugitive after she discovers her son's catatonic state may be at the heart of a global conspiracy. . It stars Erick Avari (Stargate, The Mummy, Mr. Deeds), Mike Dopud (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dark Matter), Bruce Bohone (Fargo, Man of Steel), Cliff Simon (Stargate Sg-1), Anna McGahan (The Kettering Incident, Underbelly) and Paul O.Brien (Home & Away). . This is the second film from co-directors and writers Jensen and Young and their company Mad Anth.m Productions after indie.500 miles.
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Martin Dingle Wall on shooting in Moscow and being directed by Mel Gibson's son

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Aussie actor Martin Dingle Wall has a long list of local credits, having appeared in 'Home and Away', 'All Saints', 'Satisfaction', 'Underbelly', 'Rescue Special Ops' and 2015 feature 'Strangerland'.

Dingle Wall has returned to Oz from La, where he's lived for the past four years, to promote 'All That Jam', a rom-com shot in Moscow for which the actor had to learn Russian.—.only days before the shoot began. The feature screened in Sydney last week as part of The Russian Resurrection Film Festival.

Next year Dingle Wall stars with Olga Kurylenko and Antonio Banderas in 'Salty', which has been drumming up interest at Afm. He also plays the lead role in indie horror feature 'Happy Hunting', co-directed by Louie Gibson, son of Mel.

How did All That Jam come to you?

It's really the quintessential Hollywood left-field scenario.
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'Underbelly Files: Chopper' and 'House of Bond' among Nine's 2017 slate

Ben Mingay and Sam Neill star in Nine's new mini-series 'House of Bond'..

Nine has unveiled its programming line-up for the new year, and with it sees the return of Underbelly.—.this time focused on the .untold, uncut. story of Mark .Chopper. Read.

The series, known as Underbelly Files: Chopper, will be once again be produced by Screentime..

Also coming up for the network is the mini-series House of Bond, which tells the rags to riches tale of the controversial business tycoon Alan Bond. Sam Neill, Rachael Taylor and Adrienne Pickering star alongside Hacksaw Ridge.s Ben Mingay as Bond.

Other cast members include Samantha Jade, Gyton Grantley, Marcus Graham, Anne Looby, Johnny Ruffo, Roy Billing, Paul Gleeson and Jack Campbell..House of Bond.was produced by Cjz, with the assistance of Screen Australia and Screen Nsw. The mini was written by Sarah Smith and directed by Mark Joffe..

Karl Stefanovic
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