Mia Wasikowska, Radha Mitchell, Eric Bana team up for Blueback
Robert Connolly will write and direct the movie adaptation of Tim Winton's Booker Prize-nominated novella of the same name
Mia Wasikowska, Radha Mitchell and Eric Bana are set to star in the movie adaptation of Tim Winton's Booker Prize-nominated novella, Blueback.
Newcomers Ariel Donoghue and Ilsa Fogg, who play the protagonist Abby at different ages, are also part of the Blueback cast, reports Deadline.
Blueback follows Abby, a child who befriends a magnificent wild blue groper fish while diving. When Abby realises that the fish is under threat, she takes inspiration from her activist mother, Dora, and takes on poachers to save her friend. There starts her life-long journey to save the world's coral reefs.
Robert Connolly will write and direct the film that also stars Liz Alexander, Kenyan-Australian newcomer Albert Mwangi and Clarence Ryan in key roles.
Filming will take place in two of the most remote parts of Australia: Bremer Bay and Ningaloo Reef.